Cats are generally clean animals. However, if your cat gets dirty, you may need to give it a bath. In most cases, cats hate water and they’ll scream and protest while you’re trying to wash them clean.

One reason is that water weighs down a cat’s fur and makes them feel uncomfortable. Another reason is that cats feel out of control while you’re giving them a bath so they feel anxious. Still another reason is that cats don’t like taking orders from humans when it should be the other way around.

To learn why cats don’t like water and see one cat protest, click here.