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Is this a good idea or not? I have an all white cat ( maybe some of you have met him in the "Frosty the deaf cat" post ) and he is in desperate need of a bath! His fur has a gray tinge to it when it´s supposed to be snowy white. It´s not just the estetics I´m worried about. He´s got long fur and when he grooms himself I´m concerned that he´s digesting a lot of junk with the fur. I did bathe my oldest cat twice and decided that it just wasn´t worth the trauma involved. Still, I wonder if it wouldn´t be healthier for my white cat to go ahead and give it a try. Let me know what you think... :?
 

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Sure, you can bath your cat. Make sure you don't overdo it though. Washing the cat too often removes natural skin oils and may dry out the coat. We bath our cat, Ben, every once in a while because he also has long hair and does not groom himself. We have been washing him since day one so he is used to it. Bathing your cat, who isn't, might not be the greatest idea without some help. Ask a friend or someone in your family to lend a hand. Good Luck.
 

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Thanks, Lexxie. I´ll try to get my daughter to help me. My cat does like to play in the sink while I´m washing the dishes...maybe that´s some indication as to how he feels about water. Although, honestly, I think with his long fur he just doesn´t feel the water right away. The weather is steadily getting warmer so I´ll wait for a nice sunny day to give him his first bath. :)
 
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