Originally Posted by EnzoLeya
We have two cats and two adults....unluckly both adults are allergic to cat dander. We've found an easy solution to live happily with our babies and that's to give them baths once a month. I've heard both sides, bathing is fine and bathing is bad for cats. Our cats don't seem to have any problems I just wanted to know what other people thought of it. We also only use cat shampoo.
I bathe my cats because I have asthma/allergies. It also helps me keep them mat free. It does help and I don't see anything wrong with it if you do it in a way to minimize stress as much as possible. And you can do it. I believe most cats are more adaptable then we give them credit for! So I think you're doing fine by bathing them once a month!
Some things I do to eliminate stress when bathing:
*Use a rubber mat in the bottom of the kitchen sink where I bathe them, so the don't skid.
*Talk softly to them while bathing.
*Run rinse water in the other sink prior to bringing the cat to the sink.
*Snuggle the cat wrapped in warm towel for a while after bathing. (Mine love it.)
*Play soft music.