The licks can suffice...but only for a time

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    Anne Well-Known Member

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    Confession is good for the soul and I am confessing that for the months that my cat lived she probably had only one good bath.

    As he grew and I tried to shower him, he would put up so much resistance, I would soon give up myself. I would then opt for some wet wipes which was a much easier cleaning method.

    Then there was the licking. He would lick and lick and lick himself pretty clean as far as I was concerned. I have since read that you should get the cat used to water at a tender age and the amount of baths they get should be contingent on their coat.

    Twinkle licked herself pretty clean, but on reflection, he should have had a few more baths.
     
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    Aww, at least you tried :) The first time I gave a bath to my Bob he ran away behind some boxes, he hide there for a while and started meowing like crazy. It seemed like I was killing it, lol. I don't know why cats make such a big fuss when it comes to water!! He was pretty young back then, but maybe I should have started when he was just a little kitty.
     
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    My son would always remind me he gave the cat his one and only bath. At least like you said, I tried:). I have seen some really funny videos of cats and water and it often has not gone well.

    I have a vague recollection of one actually being cooperative. If I am ever back fully into the cat life, I will approach it in a completely different way. As with our kids, we have to get them off to an early start.
     
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    I can feel you! Our cats hate baths as well and they just eventually resort to licking themselves clean. I still attempt to give them baths every now and then, but just like yours, they always resist so much.
     
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    Well my cat has "transitioned"; gone to greener pastures but he was no fan of water. I had these big plans to find a way to work with him to try to get him to come around. I have dogs as well so I was planning to have 'a day at the beach" at my house to see if I could make it a family outing:). Sadly, he left before my plans came to fruition.

    He always looked so clean and as I said earlier a wipe off worked well sometimes. I see some of these "funny videos" with people trying to bathe the cats etc and still get sad my Twinkle did not get to shine more on this earth.
     
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