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RE: Grooming Tonks

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Posted by: Fuzygupy at Thu Feb 21 02:39:45 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Fuzygupy ]  
   

>>My kittens hate to be brushed and wiped with the wet towels. I have not tried yet bathing them but can imagine what a fight it will be in which I may loose my eyes or skin.
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>>Any advice on how to get them used to regular brushing and cleaning?
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>>Will they become easier as they grow up or it will get worse, I wonder.
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Try this method: Brush then pet, brush then pet, repeat. Have the brush handy and when the kittens come seeking you for attention just hold it out and let them rub against it. When they tolerate being brushed give them an x-tra good treat they love but ONLY after they let you brush them. You want them to associate beiing brushed as a positive experience. Soon you will only have to pick the brush up and they will come running to it. As for bathing... Unless you're planning to show them or they get into something that won't come off any other way Tonks are very good at keeping themselves clean. If you want to wipe them down to help cut down on the shedding use a moist, almost dry, not wet, cloth. I know in PetSmart they have a kitty version of diaper wipes. Comes in the same kind of tub and they sell refills so you only have to buy the tub once. I carry one around to shows in case there's an 'oppsie' moment and someone needs a foot or tussie wiped. Hope this helps!
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Tricia
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