For cats it's bred in their DNA and nurtured in young kittens whether or not they enjoy a bath. Cats like the Turkish Van breed are usually adept swimmers and enjoy water very much.
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For kittens it starts with having a nice positive relaxation experience. If you traumatize your cat early on, they will develop a fear of water and make it harder for future baths.
This waters stuff isn't so bad, eh?
Just wash it off...mmmmmkkkkk?
I think I wants out.
So, are there fish in here?
I'm not sure how I feel right now, but I don't think I want to claw your eyes out.
Some cats may never enjoy a bath.
NNNNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! GET ME OUTTA HERE!
She said 5 min, this is a lifetime...Save Me.
Nope, not gonna let the water get me again.
I hate you...literally hate you.
Why you do dis???
And the ones that scream no more baths at you may be right.
The water stopped...we're done right?
According to most professionals, cats don't need baths unless they have a skin condition or have gotten into a mess that they need help cleaning out of their fur.
You have won this round hooman, but never again.
I will suffocate you in your sleep for this.
So next time your furry friend needs help cleaning, make sure you're prepared to take on the task because some cats just hate water.
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