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Are You Supposed to Bathe a Cat?

Updated: Sep 26, 2018

Some cats will allow us to do routine grooming. Many cats, especially those with short coats, are good self-groomers.

General pet grooming is an important part of good coat and skin health for your cat, but how easily this happens will depend on your cat. As many cat owners know, some cats can become agitated or aggressive when being bathed. Here at Lara's Shear N Shed we groom but do not bath cats. Our neighbours at Orange Veterinary Hospital help us by offering a sedation service for your cat. See our price and services guide for more information.

The frequency for cat grooming will depend on cat’s coat length and type, self-grooming behaviour, activity level, environment and overall health. Cat owners should also be aware that excessive bathing, or use of harsh cat products can dull the coat and cause dry, flaky and itchy skin. That's why it is best to bring in your cat to see us for a professional groom and pamper.

Depending on your cat’s cleaning habits, additional grooming needs will vary from cat to cat. There are a few grooming practices that some cats need a little help with including nail trims, ear cleaning, coat brushing and de-matting. All of which we can assist with. Book your cat in today for a professional cat groom with Lara.

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