Thursday, December 8, 2011

The indignity of it all

Now that we have a decent HVAC system (one of the few positive things to come out of our flood), our apartment gets quite dry in the winter. I have to add water to the cat’s water fountain twice a day, my poor nose suffers and so do the cats. They all get a bit of dandruff on their backs near the bases of their tails. It’s especially bad for Eddie because he’s large enough that he can’t really groom there all that well.

I do my best to stay on top of the problem by grooming all three frequently but this year has been unusually dry quite early in the season. So last weekend, we bathed all three cats but only on their backs near their tails. I took this video after they were all done and as you can see, they don’t hate me.


Jeanne said...

Does that help the dandruff, or just make it look better? Chester gets that--he has a lot of health problems from spending his first six months in an overcrowded shelter, and the last time we took him to the vet, the vet said he wasn't cleaning himself as well as he could, that he was "like an adolescent boy."

kittiesx3 said...

It does help with the dandruff but the grooming helps more. I tend to groom them when we watch TV, which is rare especially since we are about out of Criminal Minds episodes on DVD and because Kent's been gone so much.

I also groom them with my dish-washing gloves. I get the gloves slightly damp and then rub the cats down from head to tail--they love it. I think it must feel like a giant cat tongue to them.