Cats are pretty good at keeping themselves clean. They can lick themselves from top to tail, performing some acrobatic moves along the way. That being said, you may need to help your cat out if they get into a sticky situation, or you suspect dandruff, fleas, or other issues.
Of course, cat baths are to be reserved as once-in-a-blue-moon occasions – you should not bathe your cat more than once every six weeks (maybe a few times more for long haired ones) and should NOT use human shampoos. Cats’ skin has a different pH to humans and by using your shampoo on your cat could cause irritation and dry skin; leading to further issues.
So what are you supposed to use? Pick one of the gentlest, specially formulated, best shampoos for cats. Cat shampoos are made with cats’ delicate skin in mind. Plus, there are some great herbal shampoos and treatment specific types so you’ll be able to find something that suits your kitty purrfectly.
Keep in mind to be especially careful with kittens as their skin is even more delicate – it’s best you use a very gentle kitten shampoo. To help you along in your journey for a cleaner cat, here are the best shampoos for cats to stock up on! Go lather up!
A bit scared by the thought of splashing water on your cat? You’ll want to go with this one – there’s no water needed for this dry shampoo for cats. The leave-in formula is made with natural ingredients (oatmeal, aloe vera, and neem oil) and is a great moisturizer. It aids in stopping dandruff and is infused with a calming scent. This is a great product for cats that hate water or for cats that need a quick clean.
If you are looking for an unscented, all natural shampoo then Fresh Cat is for you. Formulated with oatmeal (a natural deodorizer) this shampoo is easy on the skin, great for the fur and one of the best shampoos out there. Great to use on cats and kittens.
This shampoo will have your cat smelling like a bouquet of flowers. With essence of primrose and lavender, this shampoo is a big win. The unique blend of ingredients ensures moisturized skin by keeping the natural oils and bacteria in check. A great natural shampoo for all around use.
Control hair loss and hairballs with this product. It is full of omega three fatty acids that help to keep fur shiny and soft. It is easy to rinse off and leaves your cat smelling clean without being overly scented. A great shampoo for long haired cats.
This shampoo is full of proteins and lalonine that ensure healthy and good looking fur. Used by groomers this shampoo is must have for “show-worthy “pets. The gentle formula is not irritant, and cats will appreciate the gentle fragrance.
This 100 % organic shampoo is great to keep on hand. It is made from ingredients that are easily biodegradable and not harmful to your cat and the environment. This shampoo leaves behind a slight cherry smell and aids in keeping fur shiny and clean.
Kittens will love this extra soft shampoo that is “tear -free” and hypo-allergenic. It is soft on kitten skin and is infused with aloe, jojoba oil, and vitamins. It is nonirritant, and there is just a hint of pomegranate to add to the experience. Your kitten will be soft, clean and slightly fruity.
So, the next time your cat steps into something sticky or their shedding becomes impossible, look to one of these shampoos. Natural shampoos are ideal for cats and the environment. You should double check with your vet if you are looking for a “cure” and not over wash your cat.
Let them be cats, let them lie in the sunshine and give themselves a nice long lick bath. And of course, you and your trusty cat shampoo will be waiting for them if any mud or flour related incidents arise!