Cats have an instinctual aversion to water, which can be traced back to their wild ancestors.
Cats have sensitive fur that becomes heavy when wet, making them uncomfortable and causing them to dislike water.
Many cats dislike the feeling of being restricted or controlled, which can happen when they are bathed or submerged in water.
Cats are creatures that value control and independence. Water can make them feel vulnerable, leading to their aversion.
Cats may have had negative experiences with water in the past, such as accidental splashes or being forced into baths.
Cats are known for their keen senses of taste and smell. Chlorine and other chemicals in tap water can be off-putting to them.
Cats are meticulous groomers and can clean themselves effectively. They see no need for additional cleaning through water.