The 10 Best Cat Shampoos

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in April of 2020. Cats do a decent job of cleaning themselves, however, they often need a little help getting rid of dirt, dust, and pests while nourishing their skin and coat. Although they may not like being in the water, we found selections to make bathtime go much more smoothly. We've listed affordable, hypoallergenic, organic, and spray options that will leave your furry friends smelling fresh and clean. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Burt's Bees Tearless Shampoo

2. John Paul Pet Shampoo

3. Burt's Bees for Cats

Editor's Notes

April 13, 2020:

Cats deserve to have a proper grooming routine. You need to make sure you have nail trimmers, deshedding tools, and the best shampoo available. Your family pet deserves the safest, gentlest, and best smelling product to fit their needs. Cats have a reputation for hating baths, but our selections will ensure that washing your indoor or outdoor cat will be as easy and effective as possible.

Burt's Bees Tearless Shampoo is a great, mild option for kittens and cats because of its buttermilk ingredients and lack of sulfates or essential oils, which are known to sometimes irritate sensitive skin. It's a nice affordable choice that will leave them smelling nice and feeling fresh.

John Paul Pet Shampoo is a great bulk solution for those who own many types of animals since it works well on many skin types. It contains ingredients that may soothe itchy, red skin such as chamomile, aloe, and oatmeal. This product is made by the co-founder of Paul Mitchell, which is a popular American company that makes hair care products for humans that many people use and enjoy.

If your cat hates water, Burt's Bees Natural Waterless Shampoo is a great choice since you do not have to wash off the formula. You simply spray this onto your cat's fur coat and brush in the solution to help keep them clean.

Please be sure to check with your veterinarian to see if your feline friend is sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in these brands since exposure to certain chemicals can cause harm to your pet. Cats lick themselves often, which means it’s possible for them to ingest the chemicals in the product you use. When applying any shampoo, be sure to avoid the eyes, mouth, and other sensitive areas that may become irritated.

Special Honors

Waterless Foaming Organic Cat Shampoo This no-rinse formula is an easy solution that has a minimal fragrance. It's USDA organic, made in the USA, and does not contain synthetic perfumes or dyes. It's a great, environmentally-friendly option to help keep your cat clean.

4. Four Paws Magic Coat

5. Espree Kitten Shampoo

6. Burt's Bees Natural Waterless Shampoo

7. Earthbath Shampoo

8. Doc Ackerman's Herbal

9. Espree Natural Silky Show Cat Shampoo

10. Natural Chemistry Flea Shampoo

Christopher Thomas
Last updated by Christopher Thomas

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