Is the cat overweight? Is this a new behavior? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then it could indicate something being wrong. Cats are not generally too lazy to clean themselves. I have never had an issue bathing any cats, although i accept that accidental scratching is going to happen and it always does (never give a cat a bath during a thunderstorm). I mean as long as your cat isnt generally vicious, it shouldnt be that hard. I usually get in the tub and use the shower head, baby shampoo, wash as quickly as possible, wrap her in a towel and then throw her out (by that point she's clawing to escape).
It is pretty hard to give a cat a bath, as most cats do not like water. However, it can be done. You may need a couple of extra hands, and some safety gear...but it's possible. Another option, if you are set on not giving your cat a bath...is to occasionally wipe the cat down with a baby wipe. Just to get all of the dirt and debris off. The only time it will be absolutely necessary to actually bathe your cat, is if it has something sticky on it's fur, covered in mud, or has something on it's fur that it potentially harmful to the cat if it was to lick it off.
I would say all animals used to be free, and cats are one of wild animal. They can take care of themselves naturally. Whether they are bathed or not, it does not big deal for them, cats are basiccally afraid of water anyway. But since they live with us in our house then we need to keep them clean. So the problem is not with them, it is with us... :)
Cats, like people, are prone to laziness and sloth-like behaviour.
As long as it's eating and doesn't appear to be uncomfortable or in pain, then chances are, he's just lazy. This isn't a big deal,, but you may have to bathe him every couple of weeks.
Umm i guess not..but most of them..do but most of them are different..so i guess maybe you could buy those cleaning wipes especially for cats..because not alot of cats like water.But as long as he or she does not appear sick then it is fine.
A sign of a healthy and contented cat is one who cleans themselves (a bit like humans lol) - does your cat seem different recently? Any change in behaviour as maybe it's not well? Or then again maybe just a lazy git!
No she doesn't even weigh 5 lbs, not new behavior, I'm just concerned she may get sick or something if she didn't clean, and thx for the tips
Ok but I'm not sure about the bath thing :-) lol
No problem. :]