Most cats don’t like water. Of course, there are always exceptions and some breeds actually can swim, but for the most part, cats don’t like water. One reason is that most cats can’t swim. Another reason is that cats don’t like getting wet because then it takes time to dry off again.
Still another reason cats don’t like water is that getting wet makes them feel sluggish and they’re used to being more mobile and nimble. Cats also don’t like getting clean because dirt makes their scene, making it harder for prey to detect them.
Then again, cats are just fickle so give a cat a bath at your own risk. To learn more about why cats don’t like water, click here.