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Why Are Cats Scared of Water?

You are probably aware of the fact that felines don't normally like water.

But, what we're going to go through in todays blog is a few things you might haven not know about certain felines.

Sit back and get comfortable.

So, you might be right in saying cats are scared of water, but this is due to a few reasons.

One of the reasons suggests cats are scared of water because the species had evolved in dry climates, this of course means they weren't exposed, or had little exposure to lakes and rivers, resulting in them avoiding such things.

On the flip side though, people believe cats are scared of water because of their fur. A way to picture it is by imagining yourself carrying a jacket or something of the sort drenched heavily in water. It'll be heavy and highly uncomfortable. It's the same for cats. They don't wanna be slowed and uncomfortable when they're supposed to be living the bouncy, enthusiastic lifestyle, it's just not for them. It also makes predators easier to catch them as they're slowed and not able to move like they're supposed to.

In addition to this, there's also a 'shock factor'. Accidentally falling into the bathtub could be absolutely mortifying. If this was to happen to your feline friend, it could possibly fear water for the rest of its life, making them avoid it. This is the same for any negative experiences with water.

However, certain cat breeds, such as the Maine Coon, Turkish Van and Bengal aren't as fearful as other cats. This is because of the texture of their fur. The texture of their fur are more water resistant, allowing them to go for a dip.

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