10 Best Cat Shampoos And Conditioners

You have heard the age-old adage:

Cats hate water.

They do.

Most cats do hate water. But often water is necessary for the well being of your cat. There are times when your cat has gotten itself into a mess. Mud, paint, some smelly fluid or, God forbid, a skunk attack. At times like these, there is no choice but to bathe your kitty.

And what better way to give your cat a bath than a combination of lukewarm water and a good shampoo. Let’s make a deal. You take care of the lukewarm water and leave the shampoo to me. Deal? Good!

Top 5 Picks!

ProductOdorless or FragrantWet or DryIngredients 
Earthbath 2-In-1 Light Wild Cherry Conditioning Cat ShampooWild Cherry scentWetOatmeal, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E Check Price
Oster Oatmeal Naturals 4-in-1 Cat ShampooVanilla flavored scentWetOatmeal extracts Check Price
Earthbath Hypoallergenic Totally Natural Pet ShampooOdorlessWetAloe vera extracts with coconut-based cleansers Check Price
HyLyt Hypoallergenic Shampoo With Essential Fatty Acids For CatsOdorlessWetEssential Fatty Acids and natural plant-based ingredients Check Price
Burt's Bees For Cats Natural Hypoallergenic ShampooOdorlessWetOatmeal extracts with avocado, lavender, and honey Check Price

1. Earthbath 2-In-1 Light Wild Cherry Conditioning Cat Shampoo

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Oatmeal, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E without parabens, phosphates, and alcohols
  • Odorless: No, scented with a Wild Cherry scent
  • Wet/Dry: Wet
  • Conditioning: Yes

The first place on this list is occupied by a shampoo that, I feel, is perfect for almost all of the cats. The Earthbath 2-In-1 Light Wild Cherry Conditioning Cat Shampoo is on the top of our list and for good measure. It does almost everything and does it better than anything out there.

Starting off with, perhaps, the most essential quality of this shampoo: the conditioning nature of this shampoo. The name says it all. 2 in 1 means it is both a shampoo and a conditioner. Being a conditioner is good for the end consumers like us because that way we don’t have to worry about separately getting a conditioner. It washes away dirt and debris while also nourishing your cat’s skin — a win-win situation for both your cat and your wallet.

Talking about nourishment, this shampoo is made from a combination of natural materials like Oatmeal, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. These natural materials ensure the shampoo isn’t harsh on the skin and the coat of your cat ends up clean and nourished. The shampoo is also pH balanced. What does that mean for your cat? A gentle and soothing washing experience for cats with itchy skin, which also doesn’t irritate the skin.

Aside from all the natural ingredients, artificial chemicals such as parabens, phosphates, and alcohol are not used at all. The inclusion of the natural ingredients and a lack of harmful substances makes the Earthbath 2-in-1 an excellent option if you are looking for something that is all-natural and is also chemical-free.

Oh and don’t forget about the Wild Cherry scent accompanying all the cleaning and condition. And if this wasn’t enough, the shampoo also doesn’t cost a lot.

No wonder it is on the top of this list.

 Things I really like
  • Natural ingredients like Oatmeal and Aloe Vera make this shampoo for kittens
  • A lack of parabens, phosphates, and alcohol means your cats skin won’t be irritated
  • the pH-balanced composition is suitable for cat skin in general
  • 2 in 1 composition meaning you don’t need a separate conditioner
  • A sweet Wild cherry scent which is not too strong pungent
  • Excellent value for money
 Things I don’t like
  • It is safe for kittens but not for newborns
  • The smell might irritate some cats

2. Oster Oatmeal Naturals 4-in-1 Cat Shampoo

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Oatmeal extracts without parabens, phosphates, and alcohols
  • Odorless: No, scented with a Vanilla flavored scent
  • Wet/Dry: Wet
  • Conditioning: Yes

The second place on this list is occupied by a shampoo which has taken the whole 2-in-1 naming scheme way too seriously.  The Oster Oatmeal Naturals 4-in-1 Cat Shampoo may have a 4 in its name, but it is not one of those knockoffs that have an obviously fake profile. Instead, the Oster Oatmeal Naturals 4-in-1 Cat Shampoo is such a good product that it occupies the second place on our list.

The first thing we need to pay attention to is the composition. The shampoo is made from natural ingredients that include Oatmeal extracts. The bottle itself is biodegradable. Being biodegradable, the bottle is Earth-friendly. The shampoo inside the bottle is also friendly, skin-friendly to be exact. The Oatmeal extract has been noted to be good for fur as it makes the fur strong and less prone to tangling.

While we are on the subject of tangling, the shampoo also helps with de-mattifying and detangling the fur. This quality of the Oster Oatmeal Naturals Shampoo makes it stand out among other products on the market. And the fact that it detangles the fur is helped by the conditioning nature of the shampoo. Yes, the shampoo also acts as a conditioner, so you don’t have to buy another a separate one.

It is a universal rule that all the good shampoos stay as far away from harmful chemicals as possible. So it is no wonder that Oster Oatmeal Naturals Shampoo contains none of the harmful substances like the parabens, phosphates, and alcohol. This lack of additives makes the Oster Oatmeal extremely gentle. But there is another side to it.

When a shampoo is too gentle on the scalp, chances are it isn’t much better at cleaning out foreign substances. Fortunately, to compensate this, Oster Oatmeal shampoo has a higher surfactant level than most other shampoos. A higher surfactant level makes the shampoo more potent at cleaning the skin. This is the reason why the Oster Oatmeal Naturals Shampoo rates this high on this list. It cleans thoroughly without damaging the skin of your feline.

 Things I really like
  • All-natural ingredients like oatmeal extracts are great for your cat’s skin
  • pH-balanced meaning it doesn’t irritate the skin
  • Free from harmful chemicals like parabens, phosphates, and alcohol
  • Conditions and nourishes the skin
  • A high surfactant level results in improved cleansing
  • Good value for money
 Things I don’t like
  • Vanilla fragrance may irritate some cats
  • Not suitable for kittens

3. Earthbath Hypo-Allergenic Totally Natural Pet Shampoo

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Aloe vera extracts with coconut-based cleansers without the use of any parabens, dyes, phosphates, and alcohol
  • Odorless: Yes
  • Wet/Dry: Wet
  • Conditioning: No

Earthbath makes a second appearance on this list. This time Earthbath Hypoallergenic Totally Natural Pet Shampoo occupies the third spot. Taking up the third spot means Earthbath is doing something right. And indeed it is.

Starting off with the name, hypoallergenic is a term that translates to ‘something that doesn’t cause allergy.’ Being hypoallergenic Earthbath’s shampoo is totally safe to use on cats with sensitive skin. The shampoo is made with carefully selected ingredients.

As evident from the name, the ingredients are all strictly natural. This means that there are no chemical substances like parabens, phosphates, dyes, and alcohols. Everything used to make this shampoo is plant-based. Things like Aloe Vera and coconut-based cleansers are said to keep this shampoo safe for use on cats.

Now the question here becomes:

Do these ingredients actually work?

The short answer is:

Yes, they do!

The shampoo cleans the fur thoroughly and doesn’t irritate the skin at all.

One of the big draws of the Earthbath Hypo-Allergenic Totally Natural Pet Shampoo is its lack of fragrance. Most, if not all, cats get irritated by the scents in shampoos. Awful mood, an aversion to bathing and loss of appetite are some consequences of the irritation. So the lack of fragrance in this shampoo is a Godsend for people who have such cats.

So at the end of the day, we are left with a shampoo that does what it says and then some. If you are looking for a fragrance-free shampoo for your cat that is as good at cleaning as you expect, get this one. You won’t be disappointed.

 Things I really like
  • All-natural ingredients like Aloe Vera extracts and coconut-based cleansers
  • Cleans the skin thoroughly without causing any sort of irritation
  • No parabens, phosphates, dyes, and alcohols used
  • No fragrance makes it perfect for cats who don’t like scented shampoos
 Things I don’t like
  • Not as the effect on cats with longer fur
  • A separate conditioner is required for getting rid of tangling
  • Not suitable for kittens

4. HyLyt Hypoallergenic Shampoo With Essential Fatty Acids For Cats

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Essential fatty acids with a soap-free composition
  • Odorless: Yes
  • Wet/Dry: Wet
  • Conditioning: No

The next name on this list is specially made for cats with itchy and sensitive skin. The HyLyt Hypoallergenic Shampoo With Essential Fatty Acids For Cats may have a long name but what it doesn’t have is any chemicals that will make your cat’s itchy skin more irritated. This is the reason why this shampoo is on this list.

The shampoo is composed of substances like Essential Fatty Acids and natural plant-based ingredients. Essential fatty acids are known for reducing the drying of the skin, and they work here just as expected. The shampoo reduces the flaking and drying of the skin, which is a common problem in cats with sensitive skin. The reduced flaking also helps with itchiness.

The other notable thing about this shampoo is its pH-balanced nature. When a shampoo is pH-balanced, it is gentle on the skin. pH-balanced shampoos don’t get rid of the natural oils of the skin which in turn keeps the skin of your cat moisturized and free from dryness.

To make the product more appealing, HyLyt’s Hypoallergenic shampoo is free from soap. No soap means no chemicals to irritate your cat’s skin.

The shampoo is also gentle enough that it doesn’t interfere with the tick treatment. More often than not, the shampoos used on a cat remove the tick treatment that your vet has put up. Not this shampoo. So you can use this shampoo on our cat with worrying about the tick treatment getting effected.

 Things I really like
  • Extremely helpful for cats with sensitive skin
  • Essential fatty acids make sure the skin doesn’t get dry, and it retains the natural oils
  • pH balanced nature ensure the shampoo is not irritating
  • There is no soap in the shampoo which is a pretty good thing for itchy skinned cats
  • Doesn’t interfere with the tick treatment
 Things I don’t like
  • Not suitable for kittens
  • No conditioning so you have to use a separate conditioner to ensure the fur doesn’t get tangled

5. Burt’s Bees For Cats Natural Hypoallergenic Shampoo

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Natural oatmeal extracts with avocado, lavender, and honey
  • Odorless: Yes
  • Wet/Dry: Wet
  • Conditioning: No

The next entry on this list is a one-stop solution for your cat’s bathing needs. The Frisco 2-In-1 Shampoo & Conditioner With Organic Aloe Vera For Cats promises to give your cat a refreshing, cleaning experience with a gentle touch as well as conditioning for making sure the hair remains tidy.

The main ingredients in the Burt’s Bees For Cats Natural Hypoallergenic Shampoo are oatmeal extracts, lavender, avocado, and honey. Through the use of organic materials, the shampoo naturally hydrates the skin. The hydrating effect is essential for cats with dry skin. Aside from this hydrating effect, the honey used also helps in reducing itchiness and flaking, which are two of the most common problems that occur in cats and are the root cause of sensitive skin.

In addition to the oatmeal extracts and such, the Burt’s Bees For Cats Natural Hypoallergenic Shampoo also boasts natural cleansers and omega-3 and vitamin E. These two vitamins provide essential nourishment and conditioning resulting in soft, and shiny fur-free from tangling and matting.

One important thing to note here is the lack of any parabens. The lack of parabens is an essential factor since parabens are one of the main culprits when it comes to irritation. Chemicals are always a bad idea. So it’s nice to see that Burt’s Bees For Cats Natural Hypoallergenic Shampoo doesn’t contain any.

Aside from all the qualities mentioned above, the thing that makes this shampoo a killer deal is:

It budget-friendly nature!

The Burt’s Bees For Cats Natural Hypoallergenic Shampoo is more affordable than almost all the rival shampoos. So if you need a shampoo that has all the qualities of a great product but has a tight budget, look no further than this.

 Things I really like
  • Gentle on the skin because of the lack of parabens
  • Through the use of plant-based cleansers such as avocado, it thoroughly cleans the fur without causing any itching or irritation
  • Very affordable
  • The oatmeal extracts are used to nourish the skin and keep it hydrated
 Things I don’t like
  • Not suitable for kittens
  • Not conditioning

6. Burt’s Bees Kitten Shampoo

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Buttermilk powder, honey, and beeswax without any chemical substances like sulfates and colorants
  • Odorless: No but the scent is quite faint
  • Wet/Dry: Wet
  • Conditioning: No

All the shampoos that I have previously covered on this list are suitable for adult cats. They aren’t ideal for young kittens. The 6th entry on this list is made specifically for kittens. The Burt’s Bees Kitten Shampoo is everything your kitten needs.

First up, the shampoo is made from a combination of natural ingredients and Buttermilk extracts. The shampoo is fundamentally different from other cat shampoos. Where other shampoos are made from a mixture of surfactants and cleansing agents which are often chemically based, this shampoo is made entirely using natural ingredients.

The gentle cleaning that Burt’s Bees Kitten Shampoo does is all thanks to the lack of harmful substances. These substances include sulfates, dyes, parabens, and alcohols. As a result, the shampoo has a soothing effect on the kittens and gently cleans the fur without damaging the soft skin of the kitten.

In addition to the lack of harmful substances, the shampoo is also pH balanced. This means the shampoo isn’t acidic or alkaline, which makes it quite suitable for use on kittens.

You would expect that this all this shampoo has to offer, right? Well, it has one more trick up its sleeves:

It is tearless.

But what does that mean? No teary eyes for your kitten. The Burt’s Bees Kitten Shampoo is entirely safe to use, and you won’t even have to worry about it getting into your kitten’s eyes.

 Things I really like
  • Gentle on the kitten skin due to the inclusion of natural ingredients
  • pH balanced composition is good for sensitive skin
  • No chemicals like sulfates, dyes, and parabens
  • Tearless nature makes sure the shampoo doesn’t irritate the eyes
  • Can be used on cats on any age
 Things I don’t like
  • While it can be used on cats of any age, it doesn’t work quite as well for cats with longer fur

7. Oster Oatmeal Naturals Dander Control Cat Shampoo

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Natural oatmeal extracts without any chemical substances like sulfates and colorants
  • Odorless: Sweet pea smell
  • Wet/Dry: Wet
  • Conditioning: No

Cat allergies are among the most common complaints by cat owners around the world. Allergies are caused by overly sensitive skin, dryness, flaking, and, sometimes, by fleas or ticks. So taking care of the delicate skin of your cat is an important thing to do or else your cat can end up prone to these problems. This is precisely where the Oster Oatmeal Naturals Dander Control Cat Shampoo comes into play.

Here’s the deal:

The Oster Oatmeal Dander Shampoo is made specifically for cats with overly sensitive skins.

What that means is, the shampoo has a natural composition and is made to soothe the skin without exposing it to harmful chemical substances.

The ingredients used in this shampoo are all plant-based. This includes natural Oatmeal extracts, natural coconut-cleansers, purified water, omega 3 fatty acids, aloe vera, pro-vitamin B5 and to top it all off the shampoo contains natural stinging agents for preventing shedding. Each of the above-mentioned ingredients plays a vital role in reducing the sensitivity and rejuvenating the skin.

Starting off with the Oatmeal extracts and aloe vera, both of these ingredients play an important rule in soothing the sensitive skin. The coconut-based cleansers readily the clean the fur keeping it soft, smooth and shiny. Omega 3 fatty acids, on the other hand, preserve the natural oils of the skin, which are essential for healthy skin and are absolutely vital in preventing dander and flaking.

Dander and flaking are the results of the infection of the skin. To treat this condition, keeping the skin clean and properly moisturized is the way to go. The Oster Oatmeal Naturals Dander Control Cat Shampoo has pro-vitamin B5 as well as natural stinging agents. Where the pro-vitamin B5 nourishes the skin, the stinging-agents are responsible for controlling the shedding.

All of these features make the Oster Oatmeal Naturals Dander Control Cat Shampoo a worthy candidate for your money if your cat is suffering from allergies and skin sensitivity.

 Things I really like
  • Gentle on the skin due to the use of natural ingredients
  • No harmful chemicals used
  • Great for dandruff and flakes on the skin
  • Prevents shedding and keeps the fur healthy through the use of stinging agents
  • pH-balanced composition and biodegradable
  • Sweet pea fragrance is long-lasting which keeps your cat smelling fresh
 Things I don’t like
  • Fragrance used may irritate some cats
  • Not suitable for use on small kittens

8. Four Paws Magic Coat Cat Tearless Shampoo

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Natural extracts without any harmful chemical substances like parabens, dyes, and phosphates
  • Odorless: A faint floral scent
  • Wet/Dry: Wet
  • Conditioning: No

Some of you will, undoubtedly, argue that the Four Paws Magic Coat Cat Tearless Shampoo should have been higher on this list and it would have been if not for the competition. The competition is as fierce as ever, but even then the Four Paws Magic Shampoo has managed to appear on the 7th spot. This is a testament to the quality of this shampoo.

Firstly, the ingredients used in this shampoo serve one purpose and one purpose alone:

To make the fur shiny, silky and strong without damaging the skin during the process.

To fulfill this purpose, keratin and lanolin are used to give the hair the added resilience and strength they need. In addition to these two substances, the shampoo also contains several plant-based ingredients which enhance the overall appearance of the fur and remain significantly gentle on the skin while doing so.

Aside from this Four Paws Magic Coat Tearless Shampoo as the name implies, is tearless. Meaning you don’t have to worry about it getting on your cat’s face. It doesn’t bother the eyes and doesn’t irritate the sensitive areas.

Unfortunately, there is no conditioning involved so the fur will get tangled up after washing. To remedy this situation, buy a separate conditioner.

 Things I really like
  • Thoroughly cleans the fur without any ill effects to the skin
  • No harmful substances such as parabens, phosphates, and dyes
  • Keratin and lanolin keep the fur healthy and strong
  • Doesn’t irritate the eyes
 Things I don’t like
  • No conditioning included, so you have to shell out for a separate conditioner

9. Miracle Coat Cat Conditioning Spray

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Natural composition without the use of any harmful substances
  • Odorless: No, it leaves a sweet lavender scent
  • Type: Leave-in
  • Conditioning: Yes

Until now this list has contained shampoos. Some of them clean as well as condition the fur while others don’t. The last two spots on this list are occupied by stand-alone conditioners. Both of these conditioners are excellent choices.

The first conditioner on this list is Miracle Coat Cat Conditioning Spray.

The thing that makes this conditioner stand out is its ability to remain in the fur and provide maximum shine. Once used, the Vitamin E-enhanced conditioner leaves the fur with a distinct shine and silky texture. This shine and texture stay on the fur for quite a while, so it isn’t just a temporary effect.

The conditioner is meant to be used after baths or during grooming sessions. The leave-in nature of the conditioner means that you don’t have to wash it out after applying. The Miracle Coat Cat Conditioning Spray is meant to be sprayed and left-in. This is the reason why most people use it as an aid during grooming as it makes untangling the fur easy and trouble-free.

Last but not least, the conditioner leaves a sweet lavender smell. And as an added bonus, it comes in a quiet spray bottle which won’t frighten your cat.

 Things I really like
  • The quiet spray-on bottle makes application easier for both you and your cat
  • The sweet lavender smell calms some cats
  • Leaves a shine and luster on the fur which stays on for quite a while
  • Makes detangling the fur easy
 Things I don’t like
  • The lavender fragrance may irritate some cats
  • Not suitable for cats with longe fur and a dense undercoat

10. Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe Conditioner

 

 Key Facts
  • Composition: Natural composition with oatmeal and aloe vera extracts without the use of any harmful substances
  • Odorless: Yes
  • Type: Rinse-off
  • Conditioning: Yes

The final entry on this list and, consequently, the second-best conditioner you can buy is the Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe Conditioner. Quirky name aside, the product is as good as you can expect from Earthbath.

Kicking things off is the unique blend of ingredients found in this conditioner. The manufacturer claims that the conditioner is made from a combination of natural ingredients like the oatmeal extracts and the aloe vera. But what does that mean for you and your cat?

Simple:

Completely natural composition which is devoid of any harmful chemicals.

The Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe Conditioner don’t use things like parabens and other salts. This makes it suitable for cats as well as kittens. The ingredients used also make the coat of your pet shiny, smooth, and fluffy. This, in turn, helps immensely with detangling and mating.

All in all, the Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe Conditioner is a fine product that will not only keep the coat of your pet shiny but will also protect it from irritants.

 Things I really like
  • Makes the fur shiny and smooth all thanks to the use of natural oatmeal and aloe vera extracts
  • No harmful substances like parabens
  • Doesn’t irritate the skin because it is pH-balanced
  • Rinse-off nature is excellent for cats with longer fur
 Things I don’t like
  • Rinse-off so it needs to be washed after use

Now that you know about the best cat shampoos and conditioners, it is time for you to learn more about shampoos and conditioners and bathing in general. So read on to further your knowledge about giving your cat a bath.

Choosing the Right Shampoo for your Cat

Not all shampoos are created equal. Got that? Good. Now keep the following pointers in mind whenever you go out to purchase a shampoo for your kitty.

Cats aren’t humans

You might be saying to yourself:

Duh! I know it already.

You know cats aren’t humans, right? So don’t use human shampoo on cats.

Cats have sensitive skins. And more often than not, human shampoos are made from substances that are too strong, or corrosive for use on cats. Using human shampoos on cats can result in situations like overly sensitive skin, infections, and dryness. The dryness can subsequently cause flaking and dander buildup. Such shampoos can also get in the eyes and cause irritation. All in all, it is a pretty bad idea to use human shampoo on your kitty.

So, when it comes to cats, stay as far away from human shampoos as possible.

Natural isn’t natural

We are all pretty much accustomed to the ‘Natural’ moniker in our day to day life. Natural this and natural that but as we all know hardly any of these so-called ‘Naturals’ are actually natural. The same can be said for cat shampoos. You will see a myriad of shampoos that proclaim they are 100% natural only to be disappointed in the long run.

Here’s what you need to do:

Don’t pay any attention to the ’Natural’ keyword and look at the label.

The back of the shampoo always contains the list of ingredients that have been used. Read this list carefully and pay close attention to the substances. If you things like sulfates, phosphates, and parabens, this is your cue to look for another one. The things just mentioned are harmful chemicals that are toxic to cats.

Kittens need special care

If you didn’t already know, then know this:

Kittens are super-sensitive.

What this means is, ordinary cat shampoos may not be suitable for kittens smaller than six weeks. Special cat shampoos like the tick and flea relief shampoos are not safe for kittens. These shampoos have chemicals that can irritate the skin. In addition to the irritation, the chemicals can also cause other problems such as eye infections, excessive shedding, and digestive disorders.

So buy a kitten-friendly shampoo the next you shop.

Choosing the Right Conditioner

After you have selected the shampoo, the next step is to choose the conditioner.

When choosing the conditioner to keep the following things in mind:

Human and Dog conditioners are a terrible idea

Just like shampoos, conditioners are also unique. Human and dog conditioners can’t be used on cats. And there is a particular reason as to why.

Human conditioners are designed to leave some residue in the hair. This residue is what keeps our hair looking all shiny and smooth for a while. The same case can be made for dog conditioners. But when it comes to cats, things get a little messy. You see, cats are expert groomers themselves. They continuously lick themselves to get rid of any loose hair and foreign particles. If you use human or dog conditioners on your cat, the conditioner will leave a residue, and your cat will end up licking it.

Licking the residue can create several problems, including, but not limited to, digestive disorders, loss of appetite, and several other problems.

So it is better to use a conditioner specifically designed for cats.

Leave-in or Rinse off

Cat conditioners come in two flavors. They can either be Leave-in conditioners, or they can be rinse-off. The difference between the two is:

Leave-in conditioners leave a little residue on the surface of the fur while the Rinse-off conditioners need to be washed after using.

What conditioner you end up choosing depends on the type of coat your cat has.

If your cat has long hair and a dense undercoat than choose a leave-in conditioner. As the hair is longer, so there is a chance that they will get tangled which can prove to be a pain if you are not familiar with detangling. Leave-in conditioners keep the hair smooth for quite a while after use.

If your cat has short hair with a relatively thin undercoat, choose a Rinse-off conditioner. Cats with short fur usually don’t require a conditioner. But if you want to give your cat that extra bit of shine, then, as I have mentioned before, choose a rinse-off conditioner which can get easily washed off.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use baby shampoo on my cat?

Humans shampoos are not recommended to use for cats. But if you must use a shampoo and no cat shampoo is available on hand, you can use baby shampoo. But be careful only to use tearless ones. And please don’t make this a habit and get a cat shampoo.

Can I use human soap on my cat?

No, you absolutely cannot use human soap on your cat. Human skin is quite different from a cat’s skin and as such, requires entirely different materials to clean. As is the case with human shampoos, human soaps are too corrosive and chemically strong for use on cats. If you are human soap on your cat, you are risking your cat’s health, and that is a bad deal to make.

How often should you wash your indoor cat?

Indoor cats don’t need to be washed. Cats are capable of cleaning themselves without the need for human intervention. The only situation where your indoor cat requires a bath is when it gets itself into a mess involving paints and other fluids that leave smell and stains. Aside from that, you shouldn’t wash your indoor cat.

Does vinegar kill fleas on cats?

Apple cider vinegar has been known to kill fleas. But be careful, vinegar is quite abrasive and can leave a sore spot on your cat’s skin. So dilute it significantly before using it. And one more piece of advice, before your applying this solution, please consult your vet. There is nothing better than professional help.

How do I make my cat like water?

There are several things you can do to make your cat like water. Some of them are:

  • Introduce your cat to water when it is only just a kitten
  • Keep toys in the bathtub and let your cat play with them only when it is taking a bath. This way your cat will look forward to playing with the same toy again and it will, hopefully, to come to like water
  • Don’t just drop your cat in a tub full of water. Slowly increase the water level to keep your cat calm
  • Every time your cat undergoes a bath, give it a treat. This way your cat will come to associate bath times with treats and will look forward to bathing again
  • Lastly, be gentle and patient with your cat. This the best way to make your cat comfortable with water

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