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Hey guys, please suggest me something about bathing an aggressive cat. I get scratches all over my hands when I try to give my cat bath.
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The solution is to stop bathing the cat.

Your cat (actually still a kitten) does not need baths. Cats are self cleaning.

Baths are not good for cats, causing stress which can lead to illness, drying out coat and skin which will lead to other health problems.

Feed your kitty a good quality wet diet, keep her/him inside, play with kitty several times a day, keep the litter box clean, and no baths.
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I have had a dog who I used to give bath. It is fairly easier than giving bath to my cat. I have read an article (petsgroomingtips.com/how-to-bathe-your-cat) where it is written that we should not put cat in the water directly. But in an empty tub and slowly fill the container with water. It is very helpful for me. Any more tips would be appreciated.
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Cats and dogs are two entirely different species. There is no comparison between them regarding things like giving baths.

Your cat does not need to be bathed. It causes stress,dries out his coat and skin, and depending on what you are washing him with, you may be putting toxic substances in him.

Stop trying to bathe the cat. Cats are self cleaning.

Feed your cat a species appropriate wet or balanced raw diet, and keep his litter box clean, and play with him daily and brush his coat a few times a week..
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You are right my friend but then, the smell in my cat's fur doesn't go if I won't make her bath. She simply don't like bathing but I need to do so as her fur also gets dirty and then she simply looks awful. If someone can tell me how to remove that smell and dirt from her furs without making her bath as that was not explained in most of the cats grooming tips.
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Why would your cat be getting so dirty she needs a bath?

I am concerned about this smell you say she has. How old is she? Cats should not smell bad.

If a cat smells bad it usually means she is sick.

I think you'd better take your cat to the vet.
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My cat is 2 years old. She has developed this smelly odor from past few months only. I'm also concerned about her health. If you know anything in this regard then please suggest me.
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You need to take her to the vet.

Is she spayed? If she is not spayed, she may have a pyometra or uterine infection. This is very serious, painful and potentially fatal if not addressed immediately.

Another cause of odor might be her anal glands. They may not be expressing properly. Again, this requires a visit to the vet.

An unaddressed urinary tract infection can lead to kidney infections. Kidney problems will cause a cat to smell bad. Blood work and urinalysis will be needed to diagnose this issue.

Diet is important. What are you feeding her?
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My cat loves to eat a lot of meat for protein and for fat. She has recently developed a strong urge for fishes. Earlier she never used to eat fish. I'm going to feed her fish, meat, eggs and yellow pulses for protein. Thank you for your recommendations and suggestions.
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I think it is more convenient and “safe” to opt for professionals for bathing your cat. They really know how to do it the right way. Plus, since cats don’t require a bath often..you don’t waste your money too!
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