Do you think cats like having a bath?

a cat is had a bath - a cat is had a bath, scary
@youless (93743)
Guangzhou, China
May 8, 2007 10:13am CST
Do you think cats like having a bath? In my opinion, I don't think so. I have had cats at home since I was very little. Namely there are many cats ever lived with us. However, none of them feel very scared to have a bath. They don't like it at all. Is it an exception for your cat?
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
12 May 07
No they dont like it and they dont need to have a bath. Ive never bathed mine. They use their tongues to clean themselves, if you wash them they will lose the natural oils in their coat which they need for insulation.
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
12 May 07
It's very interesting that cats do clean themselves well. Probably this is why they don't like we take a bath for them?
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
12 May 07
LOL.....Thats right.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
Thank you for best response.
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
bath - cat having a bath
hi there youless my cats hate it my male cat hates it more he howls when he has a bath its funny how he howls he tries to come out but i dont let him but the funny thing is my female cat when i go to the bath he sits in the bathroom sitting in the bathroom waiting for me how strange is that i love my cats they are so cute thanks for this discussion
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Nov 07
Yeah, your cats are very cute:)
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
Nah this is funny i never heard cats want to have a bath.. never seen one in my life, i know cats are afraid of water.like Tom the cat.
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Nov 07
You are right:)
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
i never heard of cats taking a bath, its a usual hearsay for us that cats hates taking a bath.
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov 07
Thanks for your reply.
• Romania
17 Nov 07
For what i know cats hate to have a bath....they just hate it.It is not in their nature to take a bath......
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov 07
I agree with you:)
@MagieL (266)
• China
17 Nov 07
i think it will like.because the cat will wash it's face by itself but the dog won't .so i think the cat likes having a bath.but it just my persnoal standpoint.^^
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov 07
But they only use their paws to wash for themselves, they seem to hate water.
• United States
17 Nov 07
Of cousre not!! LOL. The best way is to get them used to it at a young age. Hold them by the scruff of there neck like a momma cat would. It send endorphins down them that relax them. Then its easier for you to wash them. I have done this with several cats and never had a problem.
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov 07
My cat didn't like having a bath even if when he was little:)
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
16 Nov 07
hi there youless my cats hate the bath very much my male cat howls when he is in the bath i never heard a cat howl before but my female cat does not meow at all i know she hates it what about your cat does your cat like to have a bath? thanks for this discussion
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov 07
My cats don't like having a bath at all:)
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
9 May 07
I have 2 cats and neither one likes taking a bath. No matter how I do it they will try everything they can to run away.
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@youless (93743)
• Guangzhou, China
10 May 07
My cats also dislike to have a bath, actually they are very scary to it.