Do cats really hate water? No, they don’t. Wild cats enjoy bathing, especially during hot season. Some wild cats also hunt in the water. But because of domestication, cats lost the need to adapt and deal with water. If you teach your kitten to take a bath and enjoy it, it is more likely that it will get used to it and will not have any problems with water later in life. A lot of people use water as a disciplinary tool. You can’t expect a cat to enjoy bathing, if you do that. The animal will always have bad associations with water. To start introducing your cat to bath time, put it into an empty sink. Cats get hypnotized by a dripping faucet, by the way. Start with a wet washcloth, then try pouring some warm water on cat’s coat, using a pitcher. Be sure to rinse shampoo more than once, to prevent irritation from shampoo residue. Dry the animal with a fluffy towel, praising his brave behavior.