Good info... I have 7 cats. The 3 babies I rescued & socialize love a brush bath (brush dipped in water & shaken out). They love it. My 3 lilac point Siamese cats & 1 chocolate point don't care for that but a ever so slightly damp brushing, I use a Conair boar bristle brush with 3 rows of bristles. They love it & save them up chucking fur/food. Start early in life & you won't have to worry.