Usually, you do not need to bathe cats, as they take care of their grooming on their own and need little assistance when it comes to keeping themselves clean. Cats can keep their fur free of dirt and most substances that gets on their fur throughout the day.
Sometimes, older cats get to where they lose the ability, or lose interest in grooming themselves. In the case that self-grooming becomes difficult for your cat, a simple brush down, and wipe-up will be in order. You can brush your cat’s coat and remove any dirt and debris from your cat's fur...then use a damp paper towel, washcloth or baby wipe to wipe off your cat and clean up its fur. Sometimes, you may need to wipe it's bottom to clean up any loose feces the cat is unable to clean itself.
Sometimes, there may be something that is unsafe for your cat to lick off of its fur. When this happens you may not have a choice but to give your cat a bath. Most cat's do NOT like water, so...if you think your cat may give you a hard time when trying to bathe it, you may want to get a professional groomer to help you out. If not, you may get your face clawed off. :P
"There are some dissenting views on this issue but in general there is usually no reason to bathe your cat especially a short haired indoor cat. Cats spend a large percentage of their days grooming themselves and they are experts at it. Using their barbed tongues they lick dirt and debris off their fur in order to keep it clean and odor free. Cats with long hair may require the occasional bath if their fur gets too oily. Their fur can get too oily based on climate conditions and the individual skin of the cat. There are also occasional times when your cat's fur may get excessively dirty due to some mishap that the cat has gotten itself into. In some of these cases it may be necessary to give your cat a bath." http://funadvice.com/r/14nroi3r9q5 This website should be helpful
I do every once in a while, if you plan on doing it then you need to start when you first get them, the younger the better (after 12 weeks of course, dont bathe a baby kitten, a wipe should do till they get big enough). I use baby shampoo, cat shampoos are harsh and seem to dry my cats skin. Its really not that bad if they know you're in charge and they need to sit down and deal with it. I would suggest a towel after to dry them off a bit. Be warned, at that point they're usually out of patience, although when mine was younger she even tolerated being blow dried.
i ended up even noy ebd..lol my older sister was supposed to bath him, but she had to go out and asked me to lol..he hasnt been bathed in ages and his fur was flying all of the place! Lol i groomed him and bathed him, lol the bath wasnt neccesary lol..but a bit of dirt did come out.. =P
Yes, well I do. Once a month and I have 2 cats. But First I brush them. Then I wash them. You can get many Of differnt Shampoos for your cat at Pet Smart. And after your done cleaning them you should take a shower too cuz Cat hair will be all over you.
I wouldn't recommend it. The common household cat generally HATES water. (I know from experience.) So when you bathe them, it won't end too well for you ... Cats have a natural instinct to lick themselves clean. No baths necessary ...
Nope, I had two cats. You don't have to bathe them. However an old friend of mine used to bathe his. Cats naturally clean themself, not to mention that bathing a cat is probably not one of the easiest things to do ;D
=o lol face clawed off =O lol i did ebd up bathing him..lol he kept jumping out and skaking..lol i only got a little scartch on my hand..lol
jumping out and shaking sorry not skating, lool sorry i dont no wht i cant type propaly today!
No, I never did . But you can if you want... although lots of cats hate it.
no hopefully they will clean themselves haha ;)
i do but not very often