We have a lovely Persian cat which likes to go to our yard and sit outside.
So we bath him almost every month; this time I was the one who bathed him, so I washed him by pouring water on his head with a wet hand on his face. My sister argued with me about why I washed his face, and thinks his ears could become infected, because of what she's heard from veterinarians. So I searched Google using this tag how to bathe cat head ears, and found this site:
With this instruction:
Keep shampoo out of your cats eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. To minimize the risk of creating an ear infection, put a cotton ball—a small wad of soft material used to stop up a wound or an opening—in each ear. Don't forget to take them out at the end of the bath. The cotton may also reduce the noise and make your job easier.
So I would like to know if putting a cotton ball into his ears would be enough to prevent infection and if this can be done for a Persian cat?
Also, is there any work I need to do as I think he automatically grabs his ear auricles when water is poured on his head?
Also is it correct that I should not wash his head, and wash only his body to his neck?