Post # 1
On the post about how often you bathe your dogs, I saw that someone bathed their cats. I’ve never heard of this before, and I was wondering if it was common? I had a cat growing up and he was an outdoor/indoor kitty and he always just cleaned himself. I think he’d probably claw me to death if I tried to put him in the shower!
So, bees, do you bathe your cats?
Post # 3
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
@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
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
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
I have never bathed my cats, though Fiance 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
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 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
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
Pictured: My kitties most of the time.
Pictured: My kitties on the way to the vet or near water.
Post # 11
@GreenEyedMoon: LOLOL!!!! This perfectly depicts my tortoiseshell when she is anywhere near water 🙂
Post # 12
@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
@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
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
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
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.