Cats usually don’t like baths, but you may need to give your cat a bath anyway to get rid of fleas or just to keep your cat clean. As a general rule, most indoor cats do not need a bath since they clean themselves and they may find baths traumatic.

Still, if you insist on bathing a cat, wash carefully and use the proper shampoo. Your cat may not like it but if you can make the event as fast and trauma-free as possible, your cat won’t murder you in your sleep in retaliation, and that’s a happy outcome for everyone.

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