Pick a small, enclosed space like a sink or shower stall to contain a wet, scared cat.
Fill tub with just a few inches of lukewarm water to prevent temperature shock and panic.
Keep one hand wrapped around your cat's torso to stop squirming and scratching.
Gently wet and lather up your cat's coat using a washcloth instead of pouring water.
Give treats and praise during the bath to positively reinforce good behavior.
Ensure all soap residue is fully rinsed off to prevent skin irritation and licking.
Use a wide-tooth comb after bathing to gently detangle and remove loose hair.