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How many times can you wash?

post #1 of 12
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how many times can you wash a kittens? is it monthly weekly.. bi-monthly.. bi-weekly... i'm not sure.. because they e up really smelly because of their peepee and poopoo.. soo yeah.. just would like to know..

thanks!
post #2 of 12
If needed, a kitten can be bathed every day. This can dry out the fur and skin though, so I'd recommend just every 4-7 days at the most.
post #3 of 12
Just to add, I'm not sure if you've seen it already, but this is a guide on how to bathe a kitten. http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=126129
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Kumbulu View Post
Just to add, I'm not sure if you've seen it already, but this is a guide on how to bathe a kitten. http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=126129
Thanks.. yeah i read it throughly about 4 times to make sure..

-KCM
post #5 of 12
Are these longhair kittens? Normally a shorthair kitten is not smelly. What kind of litter are you using? Are they playing in the pan? I've given kittens a bath at 5-6 weeks old or spot baths after they ate the canned food.
post #6 of 12
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They are a Mixed breed lol.. so some are long haired and some aren't..
Half Eygptian Mau/Black Domestic Long hair. They aren't using a litter yet hey are 4.5 weeks old.. they haven't started to eat canned/dry food yet.. they have no interest.
post #7 of 12
Ok so how are they getting dirty and smelly?????
post #8 of 12
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because they either pee on each other.. or the poop.. i guess that tell you it doesn't it?
post #9 of 12
My kittens at age 3-4 weeks would walk into the litter pan and start using it. Where are the kittens/mom confined? Do you have a shallow cake pan for them to use - the normal litter pan may be too high. They should not be peeing on each other. Doesn't mom clean them up? Or are you bottle feeding them all cause mom is not there?
post #10 of 12
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I sometimes I botte feed them because the mom isn't there.. but when she is she seems tired and all she does is feed and leave. for the litter thing i haven't yet put one for their use becaus ei wasn't sure.. but i'm gonna try later today.
post #11 of 12
That SHOULD solve your problems of them peeing on themselves - my rex kittens had access to the litter pan from the time they were born as it was in the cage with mom and them all the time. I just used a shallow cake pan when they started walking around (2-3 weeks old) and they kinda stumbled upon it and got the idea quickly
post #12 of 12
For my kittens, I set out the litter pan at 3 weeks. For about 5-7 days they hadn't even used it. They would just play in it and that is about it until I checked Mom's little box (which is an enclosed litter box) and noticed they had been using hers. I then took away their litter box since they all use mom's. They also started eating canned food mixed with dry food at 4 weeks and are just now starting the weaning process at 5 1/2 weeks.
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