Do you ever wonder what could be the best solution to your cat’s fleas or to the dirt it caught through the stroll in the park? Well don’t worry this isn’t an advertisement from a pet shampoo company which is going to rob you by making you realize all of the cat hygiene issues that weren’t even frowned upon earlier. This is a degree-holding Veterinary Doctor’s opinion on whether bathing your cat is actually healthy or just another old pet myth.
Research says that under normal circumstances, you never need to bathe your cats. However, there are a few exceptions. It needs a bath if the cat has got something poisonous on its fur (Bad kitty!), it doesn’t take care of its coat as normal cats do (Accept it or not, you always knew she was abnormal), you are allergic and need to bathe it to keep allergens down, the cat is a show cat and about to be shown (You can’t earn money through a white Persian cat with muddy paws), you are giving it a flea, tick, or lice dip or when it is unusually dirty for some reason (perhaps bad weather).
You purchase a cat shampoo because of the pretty color and the nice fragrance and miss out on the importance of selecting the right product for the job. Considering the obvious pitfalls of bathing an animal with an inherit aversion to water, when a pet owner decides to attack the task of giving their feline friend a bath, what’s the best shampoo for cats? The answer is pretty simple.