We know that are well known for absolutely hating bath time, but finding the best cat shampoo for your furry friend can help improve their coat, reduce hairballs, and keep their sensitive skin clear and healthy. Even if you and your cat really dread bath time, there are waterless shampoos you can use to clean their coat without all the hassle! Before you stock up on a new cat shampoo, here are some important key features to think about first.
Type: We found several different types of cat shampoo, so you can use the method that’s best for you and your cat. There are great tearless cat shampoos, shampoo-conditioner combinations, and even some waterless options for cats that hate bath time!
Package Size: We’ll let you know the size of each bottle, so you can grab enough for your budget and needs. Smaller bottles are great if you have one cat, but we also found larger bottles if you have several furry friends!
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a great anti-inflammatory and skin-calming ingredient found in many pet shampoos. If your cat has sensitive skin, allergies, or regular pet shampoos are too irritating, grab a shampoo with oatmeal to gently cleanse your cat’s skin and fur.
Natural: Many pet owners are moving to using all-natural ingredients in their pet’s grooming routine. They are made of ingredients you recognize, and you will feel confident that your cat is safe if they accidentally lick off some shampoo while bathing.
Hypoallergenic: If your cat’s skin is allergy-prone, we found hypoallergenic cat shampoos you can use to get your cat’s coat clean without irritating its delicate skin. These are also great options for homes with multiple cats to prevent spreading potential allergens.
Pieces: Each review we did is for one bottle of each product, though many of the products we reviewed have options to buy multi-packs. This allows you to choose the amount you need right now, or stock up for the future!
Now that you have a good idea of the type of cat shampoo you’ll need, let’s get into the reviews! We reviewed several of the best cat shampoo brands to find 10 that we think cats and owners will enjoy! Whether your cat has sensitive skin, or they have hairballs, there’s a shampoo for your needs! If you’re pressed for time, we totally understand! Start with our Top Pick and Budget Pick, and then come back later to read more!
Expert Researcher and Writer
Samantha Dewitt is a lead researcher and writer for GeekWrapped, writing under a pen name. She gets excited about pet, baby, and science products and has over 12 years of experience.
Article last updated on:
September 29, 2019