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March 11, 2010 | By Ches21 | 8 answers | Expired: 1673 days ago

Ches21

How do you bathe a cat without the cat clawing you or trying to jump outta the tub?

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Nancy C.
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Mar 14, 2010

I owned a very unusual cat who loved baths. He would sit in the bath tub and wait for me to bathe him. When in the bath he was so happy and purring....playing with the water even. He was the only cat I ever saw who acted this way but he also adored human contact and was highly "vocal" around others. Weirdo but we loved him.

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Josiesue02
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Mar 11, 2010

First off, youre really not supposed to bathe cats since they do that themselves but if you had to bathe the cat theres a couple options. The first thing i would try is, at the pet stores, they have wipes, i think theyre called between bath wipes or something, but theyre like baby wipes but specially for animals and you can just wipe the cat down with that. I have a long haired cat who sometimes starts to smell because after he goes in the kitty litter the dust sticks in his hair and i have used those on him. He doesnt really like it but its nowhere near as bad as a bath. The other option, they may still claw you but when i was younger i had a kitten, i tried to get her used to water and everynight when id take a shower id bring her in with me and she would hold onto me (sometimes with her nails) but seemed to be comforted that i was in there with her. But i would really go for the wipes.

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daryl b.
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Mar 11, 2010

i really think it depends on the cat. i had a cat theat no matter what would not scratch or bite. they would put her in the tub on a grater like thing that she could grip to. she had a choice let got and fall into the water or hang on. she was a good girl and hung on. this was not for a bath because as the other answer says they bathe themselfs all the time. but this was for fleas as she was on of my barn cats. someone stole her and when i found her i brought her home

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