Cats keep themselves clean and tend to hate water. So given those two conditions, you might wonder if you should ever give a cat a bath. The answer is yes.

Sometimes cats can get too dirty by rolling around in dirt or splashing through mud. That’s when it’s time to give your cat a bath. If your cat has fleas, you might want to give it a flea bath periodically to keep fleas off your cat. So the bottom line is that an occasional bath can help your cat, but just realize your cat will probably still hate water anyway.

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