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Is it good to give cats a bath on a regular basis?

I gave my kitten one and he was a little squirmy but did enjoy some of it. It helps us bond. I just want to make sure it is healthy so I don't end up hurting him. His fur is so soft afterwards. Please no "They can clean them selves" type of stuff. If your cat stunk like mine did, you would give them a bath too.

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No. Cats don't need baths, except in certain circumstances, and are frightened of water.
An uncomfortable bath may help you bond, but not the cat.
Please don't bathe your cats.

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ODang CraigMom?
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Lol, Davy. Tis true. :)
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australis
Oh..really.My friend bathes her cat all the time.
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Awww. : [
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My cat too, sometimes
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Well, I suppose from a very young age, and with frequent baths, they'd get used to it.
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Yes! It is good to clean all pets or a regular basis! It keeps their coat clean and healty!

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As long as you're not doing it too often and it's not too big a deal for your cat then it's okay. Just make sure that if you're going to do it often you use super gentle shampoo/ whatever you use to get his fur clean.

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Yeah it's good to wash them once a month? Maybe a little more often. It gets fleas and loose fur off. Maybe once a week or once every two weeks is fine. Every cat breed has different washing needs.

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I actually think U can bond with your kitten to a certain extent by giving him baths, & by issuing blue dawn U will pretty much eliminate any flea problem. But don't do more than once a week or he can get dry skin problems. Also, it's probably less than a 50% chance that he won't resent it somewhat, a put up a little struggle, I think?

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Sometimes Cats really do like the bath! Rarely?!
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Yes, seldom, at least
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I think you just hate every cat! No, I'm kiddin! I'm half asleep. LoL
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Hmmm, sometimes I just don't get you. Why, because I say cats don't need baths, would that possibly mean I hate them? I have two cats, and am never without a cat, except for my grieving periods after they die. You think I hate cats, you've called me mean, twice, before.......I just don't understand you. Wow. --_--
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ODear? I was only kiddin CraigMom- I swear! O jeez. I was just kiddin, but I didn't even know Ya had a Cat? It's always dog pictures that Ya put here.
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I feel you may have been HALF kidding, Davy. -_-
Wolf pictures are what I usually have up. Never dog.
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No.
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:o)
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CraigMom! It's crazy hard to say hi to U at the same time! :)
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as long as your cat is fine with it and you are using pet soap i dont see why it could be bad. but just dont go overboard on it keep it to a max of twice a week

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No they clean themselves

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