July 17, 2014

Why cats don't like water

"Stop Mozzi! Bori might catch a cold!"

Why do most of the cats hate water so much?

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.

In addition, some cats may not like being submerged in water simply because they have never experienced it before, and cats are naturally skittish.

Some Cats Do Like Water
Some domestic cats actually enjoy the water, particularly if they live in a region that has a hot, dry climate. The water is cool and refreshing to the cat, and the cat may swim or soak in it.

Cats are as adept at fishing as they are hunting mice, and some cats will sit in the water or at the edge of a source of water to catch fish. Large jungle cats, like lions and tigers, spend a lot of time in the water cooling off, and they are great swimmers.

Just as with people, cats in colder climates don’t like to get completely wet because it causes them to lose body heat.

To Each His Own
Your cat may enjoy water to some degree, or it may prefer to avoid it at all costs.
Most cats tend to be at least a little bit curious about water and will stick a paw into a sink full of water or under a running faucet. However, sticking one foot in the water and taking a bath are entirely different.

If your cat is apprehensive about getting near or in the water, then it is probably best for you and her if you don’t push it. If you scare her, you could be injured by kitty’s sharp claws, and she may lose trust in you.
by Jet Perreault, Petful 

When Mr. A bathed three cats for the first time, they couldn't recognize each other for a while because they lost their unique odor. One of them even hides under the furniture for quite a long time. =(

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