Hiya...
anyone knows of the most natural, non-chemical way that I can bathe my cat Fusspot? I live in the Northwest, where the flea season this time was really horrid and his skin was a bit scally. He doesn't care for a wet washcloth and even the most gentle brushing doesn't help.

Thanks!
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Hiya... anyone knows of the most natural, non-chemical way that I can bathe my cat Fusspot?

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You can get moistened towlettes at petstores, and then just stroke him with the towlette. I do that with mine sometimes, and they think they're just getting some lovins. Emotion: smile
Does Fusspot have fleas? If that's the case I doubt a bath will be enough. You need to speak to the vet about this. Generally cats do not need you to bathe them. They do that themselves.

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Hiya... anyone knows of the most natural, non-chemical way that I can bathe my cat Fusspot? I live in the ... was a bit scally. He doesn't care for a wet washcloth and even the most gentle brushing doesn't help. Thanks!

Is it possible he needs a nutritional supplement for dry skin? Also, I am assuming that the flea problem has been solved. If not, you should probably talk to your vet about Advantage or Frontline. (Do NOT use over-the-counter flea preparations.)
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Hiya... anyone knows of the most natural, non-chemical way that I can bathe my cat Fusspot? I live in the ... was a bit scally. He doesn't care for a wet washcloth and even the most gentle brushing doesn't help. Thanks!

You might try rubbing a natural, light, edible oil under his fur, then dusting him down with rice flour or cornstarch, then brushing it out...The oil would definitely help his skin, and soothe the places where there is discomfort. I would use something like hazelnut (very light) or avacado oil, although olive oil would work pretty well. The powder (definitely not talc) would absorb the excess oil (so he doesn't get too loose, if you know what I mean) and brushing it out would keep him from consuming too much of it, while removing the excess dirt, scalies and other yuckies.
Good luck, I would be interested to hear how it goes!

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Actually, baths are good for cats because it helps get rid of excess hair which can reduce hairballs a little. Every few months I give my cats a bath and you'd be surprised how much lose hair ends up in the tub.

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Actually, baths are good for cats because it helps get rid of excesshair which can reduce hairballs a little. Every few months I give my catsa bath and you'd be surprised how much lose hair ends up in the tub.

Baths are not good for all cats, it depends on the condition of the skin and fur, and other factors such as how upset the cat gets. Gentle and regular rushing alone can get all the loose hair etc. off of the cat.
Your cat is probably shedding more because she's afraid of the bath. Cats that are indoors shouldn't need a bath.

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