Drying the cats with heating

The litter of abandoned kittens I have been fostering for the last month have gotten large enough in size now, that they want to be able to explore outside of their box I have been holding them in.  So, now I’ve given them free reign of my spare rec room for a while. And the fact that they’re drinking more water and eating more food, primarily a mixture of formula and canned food I call kitten gruel, has resulted in some messy situations in that area if you can use your imagination. Some of the kittens have decided the best place to eat their gruel is resting in the middle of it, too which is hysterical! They get incredibly wet and messy by doing this all day long, and I have to do clean the up to prevent them from getting sick from their own mess They don’t care about bath time very much, but it’s for their own good too. Afterwards, towel drying isn’t enough for kittens either for they need to be completely dry. While it helps to make it so they aren’t dripping wet, they are too small to walk around with wet fur in the evening. However my solution to this problem was to take my portable heater from the closet and set it up in the powder room with them in a smaller space. It provides heating while they’re bathing, so they don’t get too freezing while soaked. While they get out it keeps them warm and helps them to dry much faster. I prefer to dry them off this way as a hair dryer would be too powerful for their little bodies and manually just would take too long and not keep them staying warm as they need, something than a fan alternative wouldn’t do as well.  So, then once they’re nice and dry, I can let them back into the spare room again to run around and play together. I really love hanging out and to sit in there and watch them have fun with each other. They are just so darn cute, especially after they’ve been bathed when their fur gets extra fluffy like a cotton ball after being dried by the heater.

electric heater