(Closed) Spin-off: Do you bathe your cats?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Do you bathe your cat(s)?
    Of course -- they get dirty too! : (37 votes)
    20 %
    No way -- I like my face without scratches! : (53 votes)
    29 %
    No! They clean themselves! : (91 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    He’s been bathed a couple times — he got in the fireplace and got covered with soot TWICE at my parents house, and both times he had to be bathed to get it off. Otherwise nope.

    Post # 4
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    11397 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Neetch:  Same here. I have three cats. They have been bathed before but it only happened because they got into something they was not suppose to. Otherwise NO! lol

    Post # 5
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Mine gets it about twice a year. She is a very sad cat afterwards. She just stares at me in this, “I’m so disappointed in you,” sort of way.

    Post # 6
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I don’t regularly bathe my baby kitty; she keeps herself very clean and stays indoors so she’s not very dirty. My SO loves to bathe his two cats so he does it often, and he convinced me to give mine a bath once, which she actually enjoyed. She likes to try and come in the tub with me while I have baths or showers, so she’s probably a little weird.

    Post # 7
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have never bathed my cats, though FI has given them some hilariously awful “summer hair cuts” with his electric clippers, yikes! One of them loves water so much that I can hold him like a baby and feed him water from a bottle, but he wouldn’t go near a running shower with a 30 foot pole! Needless to say, I don’t think I will be trying it anytime soon.

    Post # 8
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We’ve only given one of our two cats (the gentler one, haha) a bath once, back when he was a wee kitten. This was when he jumped on the kitchen counter and knocked over a canister of flour Yell has been our little heathen since! While drying him off, he wriggled out of his towel a few times and clawed the bejeezus out of my poor DH’s hands. Funny thing is, he will get in the shower with you, maneuver himself between the bath tub wall and curtain liner and DRINK THE WATER off of the shower floor! Strange cat! Here’s a photo of our poor, ticked-off little guy:

     

    Post # 9
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    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I bathe my cat a few times a year. He’s not dirty, but he gets itchy skin during the fall and winter and so I use soothing shampoo to help. He doesn’t mind. He just kind of sits there while I pour the warm water over him and lather him up. He even tolerates the hair dryer on a low setting. The only thing he doesn’t like is when I try to dry his paws. He gets treats and lots of attention afterward.

    Post # 10
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    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Pictured: My kitties most of the time.

     

    Pictured: My kitties on the way to the vet or near water.

     

    ‘Nuff said.

    Post # 11
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @GreenEyedMoon:  LOLOL!!!! This perfectly depicts my tortoiseshell when she is anywhere near water 🙂 

    Post # 12
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    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @GreenEyedMoon:  Haha nice! So true…

    I only bathed my little guy once (he is almost a year old). When I first got him he had an intestinal parasite that gave him diarrhea, and he… exploded… all over himself. Then came to me for comfort! Needless to say I had to some cleaning up and laundry that day… As well as washing him. He was curious about it at first, but once his toes touched the water he was like WTF OH HELL NO!

    Post # 13
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    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @Pinkmoon:  Yeah, I had to bathe one of my kitties once.  When we moved last summer, he got so scared once he got in the car that he peed and pooped himself.  Then he sat in it in his carrier for thirty minutes on the way to the new place.  He was gross.

     

    I looked like a victim from a slasher movie by the end of it.  Mind you, we’re talking about the cat who’s DECLAWED.

    Post # 14
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    3174 posts
    Sugar bee

    I had to give my cat a bath once and I had a few lovely scratch marks from her for a few days

    Post # 15
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    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I haven’t ever had a reason to bathe my two current cats but my cat that I had a couple years ago was adopted after his owner died and the second owner mistreated him. By the time I got him he was under-fed, filthy and covered in fleas so I bathed him to get all the dirt off him and I used a flea shampoo to kill the fleas.  

    Post # 16
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    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I used to bathe one of my cats pretty often. I’m allergic to cats and for some reason his dander was KILLER!  He just whined about it and tried to get out. My other cat is convinced I’m going to murder her if she gets anywhere near the tub. 

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