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Kitten Loves Baths

It's a "rule" that cats hate water. Try to give a cat a bath, and prepare to have your forearms shredded to ribbons. Drip a drop or two on a cat's head and watch it run for its life. But there are exceptions to every rule, and in Russia, there is at least one kitten who not only tolerates water, but straight-up luxuriates in it. If aliens had only this video to go by, they'd call this method of swimming "the kitty paddle."...

Let's face it: Adopting a pet can be a crapshoot as far as personality is concerned. Will this puppy grow up to be terrified of thunder? Is that cat going to be the type that runs and hides whenever company comes? Will that dog hate taking baths? Well, as far as that last point is concerned, Casper's owners seem to have hit the jackpot. Bath time is a breeze if your dog loves soaking in soapy suds as much as he does. Then again, has any dog ever enjoyed a bath as much as Casper seems to?...

My uncle bought my aunt a kitten for Christmas, and when I stayed at their house recently, I had my cat with me. The two got along famously, and soon my cat was giving the kitten a bath. That's not unusual for cats, of course. Cat tongues were made for cleaning. Dog tongues, on the other hand, were made for slobbering. That why it's impressive how patient this feline is while French bulldog Chai practically devours her ear with his kisses in this video. More Funny Dog Videos...

Dogs don't love taking baths, as all dog owners know. But say you get a dachshund puppy and a full bathtub, and you are a pretty crafty filmmaker with a talented editor and excellent taste in music. (Who doesn't love Ingrid Michaelson's "The Way I Am"?) Let's just say you have all that going for you. Now why would you waste any precious time not giving that adorable, cocoa-colored dachshund pup a fresh scrub-a-dub-dub, filming it, and slowing down the footage? You wouldn't. Ta-dah!...

Nootie Want to freshen up your pooch? Check out the shampoo and daily spritz combo from Nootie. The products come in four refreshing scents: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Warm Vanilla Cookie, Cucumber Melon and Sweet Pea & Vanilla. (Read our test-drive of the products here.) This week, four lucky Paw Nation readers will win Nootie in their choice of scent! As far as actually bathing your dogs goes, though, you're on your own. To enter, leave a confirmed comment below telling us how often you bathe your dog (or how often you would bathe your dog if you had a nice shampoo). The comment must be left before 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 2, 2010. You may enter only once. Four winners will be...

Wicked Cat, Flickr Cats are meticulous creatures but that doesn't mean your pet can't use help in keeping up its coat. Certain long haired breeds -- such as the Persian, Himalayan, Maine coon, for example -- are especially vulnerable to mats and need to be groomed daily. If you fall behind, your cat can develop knots in its fur that not only detract from the animal's natural beauty but can also be painful to the cat. The Right Grooming Tools Make a Difference According to B.J. Fox, a prominent breeder of Persians and Himalayans in Greenbriar, Ark., one should use a professional steel comb on long matted hair, not a brush. Fox, who worked for many years as a pet groomer, prefers using a...