Cats do not need a set schedule for bathing, so cat owners can bathe their pet whenever the cat starts to smell, or has an oily texture on its coat, as reported by Petco. The time between bathing depends on the cat's breed, its build and the texture, as well as the length of its coat.
Cats will help with the upkeep of their coat by using their rough tongues to lick themselves clean while using their teeth to pull out mats. It is important for new cat owners to remember that most cats do not like to take baths because cats do not like water. Introducing cats to bathing early on while they are kittens is the best way to make bathing a less stressful experience.