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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Hey just wondered what do you use to wash your cat in to get the best silky fur? Any tips? Thanks[/list]


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:44 pm 
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Do you have to wash her?
I find that I don’t have to wash Zsami and his is known for his soft, silky and shiny coat. I brush and buff up prior and at the show but other than that he is very easy maintenance.
Ziggi on the other hand was a real bugger for rolling around outside on the drive, in barns, anywhere, and I always had to shower him!
I found that ordinary baby shampoo did the job very well and he went to the show looking great with a lovely soft coat. Not all cats will tolerate being washed though, so if she protests violently then try to get her looking her very best without giving a bath.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:17 am 
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I'm not sure if you will have these, but over here you can buy "bath wipes" to give you cat a dry bath.

They are a good way of removing dirt from the coat and also works as a moisturiser.

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Hi,
Yes we do have them over here but I find that they seem to leave a bit of residue which can make the coat separate.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Annieco wrote:
Hi,
Yes we do have them over here but I find that they seem to leave a bit of residue which can make the coat separate.
Annie


That's good to know. I hadn't tried them yet so maybe I will look at other options.

Any other products work for cats that don't like traditional baths?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Apparently bran baths are supposed to be good! I did try this on Ziggi but it took a lot of brushing to get it all out again. Good for getting out excess oils though.
Wouldn't hurt to try this method (bran is very cheap), well before a show to see if it shows any improvement.
If your cat doesn't like baths then why not get a wet cloth and just wipe down till the coat is thoroughly wet. It won't be so stressfull and I'm sure will show some improvement.

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