|Originally posted by 7cozycats
ever see that pet guy on martha stewart?? he says do not bathe you cat unless he gets really dirty. cats are very clean animals. come on! they spend half there life taking a bath. the other half sleeping! why put your cat through something he does all by himself.
Well, some of us actually have reasons.
1 of my cats have severe skin problems. I bathe her in a special shampoo that makes her feel very good. She purrs throughout the bath and after. She cannot do that for herself.
And I bathe the other because we live with an allergic to cats human that I would like to keep.
My cats both enjoy their baths, they purr, they do not scratch, and they play with the bath toys. I don't think it's necessary for 'normal' situations, but it can be helpful for those with allergies, those that get especially dirty, cats with skin problems, and its the best non-toxic way to get rid of fleas (they drown).