Do you often take shower for your cat ???????

@ryanong (9699)
Vietnam
May 15, 2012 12:06am CST
I often take shower for my cat with soap. Noo, she is afraid of water and it is quite hard for me to take shower for her in the first time because she just wanted to get out of water only. But even winter or summer time, i still take shower for her 4 times a week. In winter I take shower for her with warm water and then use a hair dryer to make her hair dry fast. In summer time, i just use a dry towel (she has 1 towel...) cover her for a while and then finish, don't need to use a hair dryer more. And you know Noo really love to take shower now... How about you? do you often take shower for your cat?
3 responses
@ekt1609 (34)
• Australia
17 May 12
There is no way I would wash my cat. Cats clean themselves and are usually terrified of water, with the exception of the Turkish Van breed which loves to swim! Washing my cat would just cause un necassery stress. As for the fleas, there are topical treatments that can be brought and used on the back of their neck once a month, this will stop the fleas from being able to live on the cat. If the cat has fleas then alot of the dirt on the cat is probably 'flea dirt', so using a flea treatment would no only prevent the fleas but make the cat less dirty. If owners do insist on washing their cats I would say to do it no more the once a fortnight so that the oils in their skin arnt striped. I used to work as an Animal Welfare Officer, the only time a cat was bathed was if it was in such filthy condition and was unable to clean itself.
@ryanong (9699)
• Vietnam
17 May 12
oh, you mean take shower for a cat is not good at all? My cat often lays on the ground, when i just touch to her body, she lays on the ground and plays...I check her foot everyday, sometime it looks so dirty even though she is indoor. Umh, then i should take shower for her lesser only, 1-2 times a week, because i really don't want to see her dirty.
@cher913 (25900)
• Canada
15 May 12
my hubby's brother and sister in law have a cat and the cat always jumps into the shower when they have one! i imagine it would be pretty funny as most cats hate the water. i guess your cat and their cat are pretty rare.
@ryanong (9699)
• Vietnam
16 May 12
Oh, really? the cat jumps into the shower...she is a cute and lovable cat... My cat likes to take shower now, i like it...i love to see, play with her because she is clean...I don't want to touch to a dirty cat....
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
15 May 12
That is waaaay too much bathing for the cat. The soap will dry out her skin and cause irritation. I did think about bathing my cats, but when I first got them they were babies in July, then the winter was too cold (my apartment was incredibly drafty and cold--I was afraid for their health to bathe them then) After that, it seemed too late to introduce them to the water. I just wanted to give them a soak once or twice a year, just in case I would ever absolutely need to do it because something happened, such as them getting into something that would get all over them and be difficult to remove. Or if they had fleas--and they do now, because of the outside cats sitting by the door teasing mine. Ah, if I could just get them wet from head to bottom, their troubles would cease.
@ryanong (9699)
• Vietnam
15 May 12
Really? if don't use soap, her hair is till dirty. You know in the beginning time, she has many many fleas, if don't take shower for her with soap...ew...i don't dare to touch her with too many fleas on her body. Right now she has no fleas anymore. I can't play with her when i feel that she is dirty... I take soap for her and then wash her body clean after that, i think it is not big problem for her skin. Sometime i use shampoo or soap milk instead of soap.