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Why don't cats like water?



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Why don't cats like water?

Big cats like Tigers seem to love water. But not the domesticated cats. Why not? Why don't little cats like water?

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Oralie
There's no real reason for a domesticated cat to like water. Cats are very self maintaining, usually cleaning themselves continuously. Why should they take a regular bath?



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gelotologist
I agree that they're a very self maintaining animal, they usually clean themselves. But I've red or heard that they don't really like water because of the reason that they lose their body heat through it and I'm not literally sure about it.



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SkylaRoux
I have seen some cats on video that seem to love water. So maybe it will depend on the breed of cat. Also your cat can be conditioned not to mind a bath so much if you bathe the cat from an early age.



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Kirin
There's no real reason for a domesticated cat to like water. Cats are very self maintaining, usually cleaning themselves continuously. Why should they take a regular bath?


Some outdoor cats need to be bathed regularly to remove fleas and ticks from their body. Also, sometimes the cat gets into dirt or mud and has to be cleaned up. You would want to gently bathe the cat for those situations rather than splashing water on it, which will just cause panic.



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sanfora
that depend on cats kind and how to teach them if you teach it to clean in water they will do if not they will not



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brownie
I have seen a few cats that love water. They like to crawl into the showers with their owner and do not mind getting wet.



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zainshuja
There are several reasons your cat may not like being submerged in water.
One is that the cat’s fur becomes waterlogged, which weighs down your cat. While the top layer of its fur is water-resistant to a degree, if the whole coat is drenched, your pet will be uncomfortable.
Cats are also sensitive to odors, and it is speculated that your cat may not like the scent of chemicals from tap water.



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Manira3223
I have three cats. 1 big & 2 little. I love my cats very much.My all cats love water & they bath every day.



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network123bit
Good question Why don



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dacamy
More years ago, a "nice" person has thrown burnt oil on my cat. I have bathed and then dried him with the hairdryer. I can tell you he has accepted the treatment very well and really liked the hairdryer - he has known it has been in his own good Why don



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Heatman6190
I think it's probably dependent on the specie of cat one breeds, at least my uncle's cat enjoy water, in fact it practically get itself soaked up on purpose just to have my uncle bath him.

So if yours doesn't like water, then probably something is wrong that you are yet to discover and I suggest that you take it straight to the vet for check up. It may be skin problem that is making it hate water to touch it because it might actually be scratching it or something else. So just take it to see a vetinary doctor and be sure which it is.



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augusta
I noticed that as well with my little kittens.All you need do is to teach them and you'll be surprised when they start to play alot in it.



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Barida
I feel it is in their nature not to like water for a cat cannot eat what it does not like. Also, trying to force a cat that does not like water to take it is like forcing a newborn baby to take grass which is not the right thing to do for the baby after taking such things must surely fall sick as a result.



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Judas2018
Probably because it ruins their fur for a bit. They look horrible after they've been wet for a long time. But their fur returns back to normal fluffiness once they're dry. So I imagine it's a "looks" thing. Probably a temperature thing too. Water makes cats colder because they can't dry off like humans can. We have skin/flesh so we can dry off. It takes cats a lot longer to dry off because they have fur. Which needs a lot of patting and warmth before it is dry enough for them to feel comfortable.



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TimothyAlex
It is kinda weird that they don't like water. When my cats have gotten wet, they always have this look of despair standing there soaking wet. So, I imagine, they just must not like the feeling of wet fur.



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mildredtabitha
I think it is because their bodies are not made to sustain the cold temperature. If they liked water, you would be seeing them playing out in the rain to begin with. I think that is how they function but I also did not know that cats do not like water.



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