Best Cat Shampoos in 2020



Dechra Miconahex + Triz Pet Shampoo Review:


I am a veterinarian who, at the moment, is on a much needed sabbatical. A friend's dog developed a skin irritation due to contact with grasses and weeds during the spring and summer. I know professionally that irritation quickly can become a bacterial skin infection or less likely, a yeast infection of the skin especially if the pet is licking and chewing the affected areas of skin. Since, I have no access to veterinary products at the moment I went to a national, corporate veterinary chain that is owned by a candy company!! I won't say who. Ok, it was the infamous 'Banfield'!!! They would not sell me this shampoo because they called it a 'prescription'. BULL! They wanted nearly $200 to 'diagnose' before they would sell me this shampoo. When I told the receptionist who clearly would rather not be helping me that I was a veterinarian, she looked at me like I was full of 'something not so good'. My advise: Lather this shampoo into your dog's coat paying attention to the groin (inguinal) and arm pits (axillae) and the obvious problem areas. Then leave on for at least 10 minutes, then rinse with tepid water. Use every 3-4 days. If no improvement get to a trusted veterinarian who may or may not be 'corporate'.



Dechra DermaBenSs Shampoo, 12-Ounce Review:


My dog has skin issues: in her skinfolds the skin (armpits, leg pits) became black over time and she had horrible areas of infection and a strong odour. She would rub and lick some areas of her under-torso and neck, but the sores on her back just seemed to pop up. I bathed her every week but nothing seemed to help, and that included the very expensive antibiotics she was on daily. The vet suggested using Dechra DermaBens shampoo, and it has been nothing short of a miracle.

I bathe my dog now twice a week and if I do this religiously, she literally has ZERO skin problems.

I bathe her in regular shampoo first and then rinse it off. (The Dechra doesn't lather a lot and I use the regular stuff to get her clean and the medicated shampoo for healing.) Then I apply the Dechra DermaBens all over but especially to the more sensitive areas. I sit with her wrapped in a towel like a little burrito and hold her for ten minutes. Then I wash the special shampoo off. Then time for blow Dry. My dog has a very heavy coat by the way. Over time, the areas that were black returned to pink. And I am not joking.
This is the only thing I use for her skin now. I stopped the antibiotics almost two years ago.



Burt’s Bees Dander Reducing Spray for Cats | Made with Colloidal Oat Flour & Aloe Vera | Cruelty Free, Sulfate & Paraben Free, pH Balanced for Cats - Made in The USA Review:


This stuff actually works great. I have two black cats that I adopted when I was fostering animals for the humane society. (I got the same color kittens because 1. black kittens don't get adopted as often and 2. because I figured I could tell people I just had one cat but it was really really fast). Anyway, they get EXTREMELY dandery and you can see it because they're black. I tried bathing them with dander shampoo once a month...that made it worse. I tried putting a bit of coconut oil or olive oil on them...that made it worse and made them look oily. But this stuff is great. I bought the wipes with it and spray this on my hand, rub it through their fur onto their skin, then rub them with the wipes to get the already shed dander off...then I brush them. I do it outside on the deck and in the winter I'll do it in the basement because its a bit messy. But it works great...they look better immediately and I'm noticing that they're just not getting as much dander over time because their skin is more moisturized. If you're getting either the spray or the wipes...get the spray because you could just spray it onto a cloth or towel to remove previous shed dander. But I do like the pre-moistened wipes also...so if you don't mind spending the money, I'd get both personally. And last thing, there's a good amount of spray...I estimate the container might last me at least a year with two cats.



Burt's Bees for Cats Hypoallergenic Shampoo with Shea Butter and Honey | Best Shampoo for All Cats and Kittens with Sensitive Skin Review:


I am really pleased with this! I'm taking care of my mom's 17-year-old cat, and he just wanted to sit on my lap but he did not smell good at all. I noticed also that his coat was greasier than it should be. So I ordered this shampoo and gave him a bath the next afternoon - the first one of his life, but definitely not his last! I did not think that it sudsed up too much, as another commenter wrote. After a thorough rinse, squeeze, rubdown, and blow-dry, the cat's fur is shiny, fluffy, and smells innocuous. My previous experiences using cat shampoo ended up with the cat smelling like shampoo - a perfumey fragrance. Cats dislike smelling like other things, and I'm sensitive to strong aromas, so I'm very pleased that this shampoo left the cat smelling like pretty much nothing. I am going to see if my mom will let me bathe him occasionally, since he's an old man now and can't groom himself like he used to.



Burt's Bees Tearless Kitten Shampoo with Buttermilk Review:


My kitty was very smelly when we brought her home, this stuff took that smell away and left her just smelling like a cat (not a bad thing lol she smells clean now). Not upset that it didnt have a scent but maybe one safe for cats and kittens would be awesome. The non-bubbly state of this stuff is what I prefer that way it didnt alarm her, so that worked out perfectly. She felt amazingly soft after her bath and still feels soft a few days later. My only issue was its hard to tell when you have rinsed it out all the way. I didnt feel it on her anymore after I rinsed her a few times, but I still wasnt sure. She felt clean and didnt feel slimy or anything, but after getting her as dry as possible with a towel, she licked herself dry the rest of the way and then a little bit later she threw up. I'm not saying its connected, but as a precaution I'd rinse more next time just in case. She is perfectly fine now though and only threw up once. It honestly couldve been her new food not settling well too. Just adding this info in because of what happened and not being 100% sure. But yeah, rinsing is a little difficult to know for sure. But the product is still amazing, burts bees has always been a favorite product of mine.



Earthbath All Natural Pet Shampoo Review:


Best shampoo out there for dogs with allergies hands down! I have an american pit bull who's literally allergic to almost everything. In fact the vet is convinced he's even allergic to grass (I'm not paying over $300 to find out) he digs and scratches and eats his feet constantly to the point he'll actually make himself bleed and has gotten numerous skin infections. I've had to keep a bottle of steroids on hand to keep him from digging and biting until I found this shampoo. It lathers up very nicely and cleanses his coat throughly without overdrying or leaving any residue. I can always tell he feels better after getting a bath. He gets numerous compliments on how gorgeous his coat is. I no longer have to worry about him licking biting and digging himself to the point of drawing blood since finding this shampoo. Sure he still does some because it obviously doesn't cure the allergy but I truly cannot live without this shampoo! If you have a pit with skin allergies give this shampoo a try. You will NOT be disappointed. Our vet can't believe the difference. She wanted to put him on prescription medication for the rest of his life until I found this shampoo. It smells absolutely wonderful also!



Adams Plus Flea & Tick Shampoo with Precor, 24-Ounce, Blue Review:


A great buy and glad I did.
1st bought oral meds. No luck
2nd bought liquid you put on the back of the cats neck, again No luck.
Bought this and worked great!
All the fleas went right to the face after the bath. (Did not use on my two cats faces) after they calmed down i pulled off a ton of fleas that were located ONLY on their faces. The next day i saw 0 fleas on them. Their coats where so shinny and they where so super soft. Still are! Its like they went to a professional hair groomer!

The pump bottle is great too. Specially when you have a cat in a bath and need to get soap easily. Its a big bottle too!



Vet's Best Waterless Cat Bath | No Rinse Waterless Dry Shampoo for Cats | Natural Formula | 4 Ounces Review:


Our 12 year old cat has a double coat and as he got older he was getting lazier and lazier about grooming. Over time, he started becoming increasingly matted and then also began to develop very bad dandruff which was super apparent as his coat is normally a shiny black. Brushing was a nightmare, especially around the base of his tail, where the majority of the mattes were concentrated. It was also apparent that the skin in the area must have been irritated which combing near to only caused more discomfort. For months, I used one of these comb/cutter devices that actually do a pretty good job of removing a cat's undercoat. But though I could remove the mattes with this cutting comb, it was only at great discomfort to the cat. I bought a dog matte remover which worked well, but again, not to the cat's delight! The constant matte removal eventually reached a point where the cat would depart if he saw the matte cutter coming in his general direction, and at times we were forced to use electric hair clippers to get rid of the worst of the mattes -no fun for man or beast! Knowing that bathing the cat would be out of the question, I eventually stumbled upon this product. Upon receiving it from Amazon, we went right at it. The pump produces a foam similar to hair mousse, which does degrade fairly quickly into liquid form. Nonetheless, I pumped the heck out of it right onto the cat's hind end and used my fingertips to gently massage the affected area. Much to my surprise, the feeling of the wet liquid did not deter the cat from staying put and neither did the (very pleasant) smell. The fur initially dries to be a bit "greasy" feeling vs. wet, but he didn't mind and sat through the entire application. I was actually shocked to find that within 2-3 days, the dandruff issue appeared to have resolved, and no more mattes were forthcoming. My first application was about 6 months ago, and while a little dandruff returned very recently, the mattes have never returned. I attribute this to the cat not being put off by the smell of his hind quarters - let's face it, we can all imagine what the undercoat of a matted cat smells like! He took to grooming himself again and I think it was the fact that this product served to get rid of the mattes (and the stink!) and made his coat smooth and supple. I swear from the get-go that he knew we were trying to help him as we applied it and I think in his little feline brain, he then went with it. During the winter here in New England, our condo is very dry with forced hot air heating, which requires a significant amount of humidification to be added to the air daily. The general dryness has added a bit of static electric crackle to his coat (at times) and I think makes his skin (like my own this time of year), feel a little dry. I do plan to re-apply the shampoo this week and hopefully that will keep him as soft and supple as he should be and I know he wants to be. The shampoo has a very pleasant smell and really astonished us in terms of matte eradication.



Vet's Best Flea and Tick Waterless Bath Foam for Cats | Flea Treatment Dry Shampoo for Cats | Flea Killer with Certified Natural Oils | 5 Ounces Review:


At last I have found the best flea control for my cat. I was at my wits end , knew that all the insecticides was killing her but the fleas were driving her and me nuts. I have outside strays that I feed and I know that fleas can hitch a ride on you , otherwise I have no idea how fleas got into my home even when I has a dog I didn't have a flea problem as I used topical flea prevention on her. My cat has never been outside a day in her life. I have been looking for something else for her as the topical wasn't working, I found this product on Amazon and was I ever amazed, this works I bought the whole line after trying out that flea spray. Now I am not saying that I don't have any more fleas , I do but I use a flea comb on her ( got this on Amazon best EVER!!) daily and find a few fleas but she isn't scratching like crazy she has put some weight back on and her fur is lovely once again. I know that it will take sometime to be flea( I am spraying yard with insecticide for fleas) free but I want be putting poison on her again.