Cats are generally great at grooming and cleaning themselves, but there may be occasions where you need to intervene and use a cat shampoo.
Your cat may occasionally get a sticky, dirty coat if they have been out all night in mysterious places. Sometimes, cats can have skin conditions or a case of fleas, and a suitable shampoo can help the problem. Cats can also get older and struggle with grooming and cleaning, and you may also have to help any cats with mobility issues.
Cat cleaning wipes exist for spot cleans, but if you need something more thorough, a shampoo could work. But don’t worry if the thought of putting your cat near water is horrifying. Shampoo foams that are used without water are available, too.
There are also eco-friendly buys around, with no plastic bottles used. And, many contain no nasty chemicals or parabens which could irritate the skin and lead to cat dermatitis. We looked for cat shampoos that are safe to use and have no lasting effects beyond the bathtub.
Any which contained unnecessary chemicals (and weren’t medical shampoos) were immediately discarded.
To bring you the best cat shampoos, we researched what to look for using veterinary recommended advice. Then, we scoured thousands of reviews for products that people (and felines) really rate. Below is our final list of the best cat shampoos on the market.