I had to bathe a cat once... she got into used motor oil... and let's just say it wasn't fun for either of us. 3 o'clock in the morning, and I'm washing a cat with Dawn dish soap (per the vet's recommendation). She didn't come near me for WEEKS afterward.
Cars are very terrified of baths, well, most, anyway. They're supposedly clean enough, and don't need baths. (especially indoor cats) Please don't put your cat through the extreme stress if you really don't need to.
You don't have to bathe a cat but I bathe mine once a month so they don't stink. I'm lucky though because I have one cat that likes water and another cat that really doesn't care what I do to her as long as I give her a treat
I have 4 cats and bathe them all! As long as you start when they are kittens, they get use to it. Most of the time they take care of it themselves, but I continue for fleas, if they get out due to pollens and things of that matter.
Well, your cat has to trust you in order for you to put it in water. For example, if you pick up a bunny, it needs to trust you first. Once your cat gets to trust you enough, your cat won't hurt you. Cats can bathe themselves just by licking themselves and too much chemicals like soap can dry up their skin and their hair folicles will fall out which is something you and your cat really don't want so just wash your cat with some warm, calm water
You should give your cat a bath but not in the tub. Use the wet cloths made for cats then brush them. This will remove excess hair, cut down on hair balls and keep your cat and you healthier. Also, you won't have to go the emergency room afterwards. :-)
If your cat really badly needs a bath then yes but, you have to know what you're doing. If you don't get someone to help you out. I know someone who put if bathing suit on and when in their tub with their cat so it wouldn't freak out it worked. Obviously don't put it's head under water. When you're done MAKE SURE TO DRY IT THE BEST YOU CAN!!! Your cat could possibly get sick if you don't try and dry it the best you can. He or She will just lick its fur because of the extra water.
Well if its a inside cat it doesnt need to be washed because she/he doesnt stink they lick themselves. But if its a outside cat and gets into junk and oil or gets really dirty you should but you don't have too.