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Howard County pets: Should we be giving our cat baths, or does her self-grooming suffice?
It really does seem to be true (and not just in cartoons) that most cats are not fond of baths. Cats typically devote considerable daily time and energy to grooming their fur with their barbed tongues, and they generally keep themselves quite clean. Indoor cats -- especially those with shorter hair -- might never need a bath unless their coats become oily or they come in contact with a substance that gets them dirty or sticky.
By David Tayman, D.V.M.
September 16, 2013