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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Meet my new Siberian kitten Katniss!

Hello! I am first time cat owner. Me and my husband wanted a pet for a long time but he is allergic so I never thought we would be able to adopt a cat or a dog until one day a friend of ours mentioned to us the Siberian breed of cats. We did some research and found out that a lot of people with allergies don't have any reaction to their fur (not that they don't shed) and decided to move forward and adopt. And this has been a great addition to our family. Katniss is so affectionate and sweet. I am currently teaching her to play fetch and do tricks as the breed is famous of having "dog like" personality. SO I will keep you updated on how that goes.
I was told by the breeder that I shouldn't bathe her, but I am questioning that and am thinking of giving her a bath next week. Any suggestions on if its good or bad?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 12:43 AM
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what a beautiful baby!

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If she's not dirty and hasn't gotten into anything, I don't see any reason to bathe her (and stress her out). Cats groom themselves. My twinz are 6 and I've never given them a bath.

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Wow he is gorgeous!! And I wouldn't recommend a bath unless he absolutely needs it..... There's such things as kitty wipes now that you can buy if you really think he needs cleaned. I use the Pet Head wipes... He's such a pretty boy!! Can't get over it!


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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 01:20 AM
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Meant to say pretty girl... sorry.... shoulda named her PRINCESS!! she looks like one


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shoulda named her PRINCESS!! she looks like one
She does look like a Princess!!


I am guessing you are a fan of the Hunger Games, though.

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Actually never seen it.... Been meaning to watch it... Just haven't done it yet.... I'm a huge fan of Twilight lol I hear the hunger games are good though!


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Bathing cats can do bad things to their skin and fur. Cats are not designed to be washed with soap or anything like that unless they have gotten into something that really needs to be removed from their coat before they lick it off. Also, some cats instantly mat when gotten wet and the oils in their hair and skin are stripped by washing with soap. The most I ever did for a cat was rinse them with warm water to remove fresh paint on their fur and even then the poor Maine Coon matted terribly; took months for her to grow back her fur after I removed the mats.

If I am remembering correctly, Siberians are one of those breeds that should not be shampooed. One breed that really does well with water is the Turkish Angora; they have a water resistant coat that does not mat when wet.
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Like everyone else here, I agree there is no need to bathe her unless it is absolutely necessary (poop accident or encounter with a skunk, etc.). Spot clean if needed. Washing removes the natural oils in a cat's coat and can cause more problems than not. I bought some wipes specifically for cats. My old cats don't groom as well as they used to, so I use wipes on (rare) occasion.

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