Like most cats, RC hates water and usually is very effective keeping himself clean with a daily tongue bath. Unfortunately, his beautiful coat is great at absorbing urine so when he has an accident, he needs a good scrub.
Instead of popping RC in the bathtub or sink, we give him a sponge bath. It's easiest if you have 2 people -- one who holds and one who scrubs. This usually means we have to wait for the full treatment until we reach home or our hotel, but a more limited application of this process can be used on the go.
Use warm water to wet a towel. Ring most, but not all, of the water out and then wet that portion of the body that needs cleaning. Next, rewet the towel, ring it out again, and add liquid soap. Scrub your little one as gently, but firmly, as possible. Finally, rinse all of the soap out of the towel, or better yet, use a fresh towel, and use the wet, soap free towel to rinse your furry one.
It may take several times of rinsing the towel and then the kitty to get all the soap out, but it's important that you stick with it until the hair is soap free. Anything you leave behind will end up in your fluff ball's tummy.
In the event you really feel that a dunk in the tub is the only solution, then you might enjoy learning about cat bathing as a martial art for a good laugh.
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