Yes, it would help if you bathe your cat. However, this does not mean you should schedule regular baths – it means you need to bathe your cat in situations when licking away the dirt is not enough.
Basically, the reasons for bathing cats can be classified into three groups:
- Cat breed
Cats can get adventurous and end up in a sticky or stinky situation. Here are some practical examples:
- Skunk spraying – removing the smell takes thorough cleaning, and you will need to step in and help your cat
- Trash digging – in this case, your cat can clean itself, but you do not want her ingesting all the germs and toxins from the garbage
- Fur bugs – bathing can help remove superficial infestations with creepy pests like ticks, lice, fleas, and mites.