I'm looking forward to have my kitty bathed too. i just adopted her a month ago and everyone says i should start bathing her when she's young. (she's 8 month's old now).
i found some tips on this pagehttp://cat.lifetips.com/subcat/59002...cat/index.html"Tip: Bathing a kitten
If you plan on bathing your cat frequently, it is recommended to start bathing it as a kitten. This way it will get used to the water and the routine, and it will be much easier to train as a kitten rather than waiting until it is an adult.
Tip: Training an Adult Cat for a Bath
CatÂ´s donÂ´t like water; that is a well known fact. However, any cat can be trained to tolerate a bath. Use this method once a day, every day, and at the end of a month, you should be able to give your kitty a full bath without too much trouble.
First, the water must be warm, because a catÂ´s normal temperature is higher than humans. A hot bath for a human is a normal temperature for cats. If the cat shivers, the water is too cold; if he pants, the water is too hot.
Second, choose a location that has a flat surface, so the cat will feel secure that he can stand easily. Add a towel or rubber mat to the bath surface so the cat wonÂ´t slip, creating more panic.
Third, start with just enough water to cover his feet. For the first week, just dunk his feet into the water and immediately pull him out and dry his feet. Then give him plenty of treats and special attention.
Gradually increase the depth of the water, and the amount of time you Â´dunkÂ´ him. Always give him treats and special attention after the Â´bath.Â´
Finally, use only enough water to get him wet and rinse him; usually no deeper than his Â´knees.Â´ This should be enough water to give him a bath, without creating the panic of trying to swim. Also, donÂ´t leave his feet in the water unless you have to. Allowing him to stand on dry land (like the back end of a bath tub) will decrease his discomfort and make him easier to control.
A note of caution: donÂ´t use a sprayer, this will cause panic in the cat. Instead, use a plastic cup or glass to pour the water over his body. "
for those of you who have bathed your cat, could you tell me if this approach is good? would it make it less stressful for my kitty?
Also, I'm planning to have my kitty wear nail cap for her first bath. does anyone knows if i could buy nail cap /softpaws in canada? i read about it in this forum b4, but i don't really wanna order online and wait for it to ship. I read that softpaws is available in Petco, can anyone confirm that for me? cuz i can't find softpaws on petco website. I'm making a trip to niagara falls on xmas, if softpaws is available in petco, i'll go to buffalo to buy it.