How do you wash ur cat?

@5mayday (1054)
Norway
March 30, 2008 5:43pm CST
I have a cat and we used to wash her when she was younger, although she always refuse and made it looks like a punishment that she get washed. So do you wash ur cats? I heard someone use blind fold on cats so they wont get too scared, but that did not work on my cat and my cat have bitted my mom once because she was too scared of the water XD
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• United States
1 Apr 08
i only wash mine when absolutely needed. i had a cat who played in the garbage,and coated himself with coffee grounds.it was definetly bath time. but i have a separate sprayer attachment just for that-it doesn't make much noise,and they don't seem to be scared of it. 2 of my older ones actually liked being bathed.i think it warmed their old bones for them :)
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
1 Apr 08
ic... that's cool ^^ I have seen tv that a cat went to beach with her owner and played water with them lol XD
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• United States
1 Apr 08
one of my cats did go to the beach with me-unfortunetly,he did what all cats would do presented with a sandbox of that size..urgh.. he didn't care for the salt water though.
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
1 Apr 08
sounds cool... maybe I can bring my cat to beach someday too, she doesnt like water but like the sun lol
• United States
31 Mar 08
You really don't need to wash a cat unless they get into something wet or messy that they cannot clean themselves. Cats are made to be what we call self-groomers. It means they keep themselves clean without human interaction. They don't like water much and do see it as punishment. It stresses them out more than helps them.
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
31 Mar 08
Yea... I just told my sister about that problem for a few hours ago and it looks like she will listen, but then she asks me what to do that she smells sometimes.
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• United States
31 Mar 08
You can buy scented pet wipes and use them to help if she smells. It will be easier on her than washing her with water.
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
31 Mar 08
yea... I think I will check out the pet shop in this weekend and see what they got =P
• Brazil
31 Mar 08
my cat used to like water, cold water... but now she doesn't anymore, she really needs to get washed, she is too fat to lick herself, she can only lick her paws =(
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
31 Mar 08
wow... it sounds like your cat is really fat, maybe it will be good to have a diet ? because it's not good for her health either.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
31 Mar 08
The only time i've ever washed a cat is if they were injured and it was vets orders. or if they were for some reason covered in poop or mud or something. Every time i've done it i've used a wash cloth and just "sponge bathed" the cat rather than submersing him in water
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
31 Mar 08
thanks, I will let my family know about it ^^