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RE: Grooming Tonks

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Posted by: Fuzygupy at Thu Feb 21 14:13:56 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Fuzygupy ]  
   

>>Hi Tricia,
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>>Thanks for the advice. I am actually doing that: first I pet them, then I put the brush on the floor and let them play with it, so that they do not consider it something scary. My younger boy is much more difficult to groom, the older one will let me brush him and he even enjoys it. The younger one is more difficult in everything: nail clipping, brushing, towel-cleaning .
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>>Pet smart also sell waterless shampoos - a foam which you can clean your cat and then towel-dry. I tried it once but it was not very popular with them.
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>>One more question - when my younger one start to resist and wants to set free and escape shall I let him go or keep him a bit tighter and let him learn to accept the grooming?

For your younger one, lure him to you with a tasty treat then give him a swipe with the brush, praise and make a fuss over him, then give him the treat. Again something you give ONLY when you brush so the brush = good things. For either of them when they show signs of having enough let them go. If you force them to stay when they don't want to it will turn the grooming session into something negitive which will make them avoid the brush all together. They shouldn't need any kind of bathing unless they get into something that can't be gotten rid of any other way. I only bath my cats a day or so before a show and since my cats LIKE to show they know bath time = show time and show tme = them getting LOTS of attention and baby food! If they're not being shown I tend not to bath at all. Hope this helps. Keep us up to date on you babies and how things work out for you
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PURRS!!!!
Tricia
Da-Katz Tonks
Siamese on valium/Burmese on speed!


   

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