There’s some process for bathing your Maine Coon due to the their fur type, and their behaviour.
These are the few tools you will need to prepare before the bath:
- The Maine Coon (they’re the main character, obviously)
- Hair Dryer
- Grooming Tools
- A Bath
- Dawn Dish Soap
- Multiple Cat Shampoos
- Thick Drying Towel
- Washcloth or Hand Rag
- A bath mat to make your cat feel comfortable
You can place the things at a handy spot to make the whole process smoother.
First, place the mat down in the tub and fill a few inches of water to comfort your Maine Coon while bathing them
Start your shower head on low and keep the water at lukewarm temperatures.
Step 2: Initial Rinsing
Wet their fur slowly to get rid of loose hair. Avoid their eyes and ears, as they are sensitive in those areas. Try to wet their fur as much as possible. This may take a while as their fur is thick. Try to keep your cat calm if it’s not used to it is very important.
Step 3: Rinse the Face
Use a wet wash cloth to prevent getting water into the cats’ ears and eyes. Take your time doing it as you wouldn’t want to startle, or potentially harm your Maine Coon in the process. You can skip this step if your cat is nervous.
Step 4: Get Rid of Greasy Fur
Start by applying dawn dish soap, it cleans the grease in their fur. Make sure you cover them well, and continue comforting them throughout the process. Repeat this step if needed.
Step 5: Brush Again
Brush and rub the soap into your Maine Coon again while the dawn dish soap is still in their fur. Then drain the water from the tub and set your shower head to the lowest setting.
Step 6: Rinse Again
Rinse the soap out of your cat’s felines fur thoroughly. Any residue can make them sick when they decide to self-groom.
Step 7: Rinse the Face Again
Gently clean the cats face with a wet clean cloth. Do make sure the cloth is thoroughly clean without soap residue.
Step 8: Shampoo
Apply shampoo to your Maine Coon. Make sure its pet friendly and is suitable for your cat’s fur type. Get everywhere you can when applying it, while keeping your cat calm. Rub the shampoo into their fur thoroughly and repeat the step if needed.
Step 9: The Final Rinse
Turn your shower head on the lowest setting once again, and rinse your cat thoroughly for the last time. Maine Coons generally love water, it makes bathing them that much more enjoyable and easier.
Step 10: Hand Dry
Use your hands to get as much of the excess water out of its fur after the rinse. This isn’t necessary, but it makes the drying and grooming process afterwards run smoother. Be gentle on its fur to not hurt your cat.
Step 11: Towel Dry
Towel dry your Maine Coon as best as you can. Wrap your cat with a warm towel while it’s in the bathtub and lift it out with the towel wrapped around it. Soak up the excessive water by rubbing the towel around the Maine Coon’s bod. When needed, switch to another towel, or dry part of the original towel to get the fur as dry as possible before release.
Final Step: Release
Set your Maine Coon free, and watch as they strut around the house with their freshly bathed fur.