It's a hassle to bathe your pet at home,
even if he's only teacup size. Not all dogs, and no cats that I know
of, enjoy being bathed. Most of them don't just sit still while you
wet, shampoo, rinse, rinse again, condition, rinse, etcetera. They squirm and cry and shudder, and make you believe yourself that you are wickedly mistreating them.