Do you bathe your cat/dog yourself or do you take it to the salon for grooming?
March 10, 2023 4:25am CST
Hello guys, good afternoon. Hmm, today I will tell you one of my activities. Yeah, I usually bathe my cats by myself. Because the cost of caring for cats here is relatively expensive, around 3.5$ - 13.5$ per tail, while I have 4 cats. Imagine how much money I have to spend. So, to save money I do it myself, I usually bathe them about once every 1-2 weeks. Is it easy? Of course not, but that's the risk that sometimes being scratched and bitten has become commonplace. But for their sake I did it anyway, unafraid in the least. Today I do it again, My mother who bathed one of the cats, she got clawed. Out of pity, the rest I bathed all 3 of them. But today I managed to bathe them without the slightest scratch, yeay I'm very happy. They don't like to scratch me on purpose, that means they love me, right? Now, tell me how about you? Do you bathe your cat/dog yourself or do you take it to the salon for grooming.
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• Bangalore, India
@astutimeliana723 I bet that they are. I have no pets in the last ten years. Before that pet salons were not much in fashion here. It has picked up in the last decade. My neighbour calls cat groomers at her home for her pets.
• Centralia, Washington
Why do you bathe your cats so often? Years ago when I worked in the Veterinary field I made money by washing client's cats. I also trimmed their nails. I only washed the cats when they had a flea issue or otherwise had gotten into some kind of horrid issue. I still care for my cats- BUT not bathing them entirely as routine.
My cats are domesticated short hair and don't really need salon grooming. They do a great job of grooming and cleaning themselves, well most cats do actually. They don't really need regular baths so I rarely give them one unless something happened that they were too dirty to clean themselves. I bathe them like twice in 2 or 3 months the most other than that they're really fine doing the cleaning for themselves.
@astutimeliana723 Try giving them regular brushing instead of baths. If you bathe them make sure its quick and warm water and with shampoo that is especially for cats. Bathing can be stressful for cats too. If I were you I'd rather not bathe them UNLESS for some reason its your veterinarian's advice to do so.
Usually I bathe it myself, but it's very difficult to dry its thick fur, in the end I choose not to bathe it anymore, I'm afraid the damp fur will cause mold and other health problems. and now I don't have another cat, because my child is allergic to cat hair, he will have a cold and always sneeze when he is near a cat.