The type of shampoo that is used on a cat will depend on many factors. Some cats are very sensitive and will react to shampoos that contain certain chemical components. Here are some types of shampoos that are commonly used in cats.
Shampoos for flea and tick control
Most flea shampoos are formulated with short-acting ingredients that can effectively kill fleas but mild enough not to have a prolonged residual effect on cats. Young kittens under 6 weeks of age are very sensitive to chemicals used in flea products, so you’d better ask your vet for a product that you can safely use on your pet. Also, make a habit of checking the product label for any warnings or precautions.
Cleansing and deodorizing shampoo
This type of shampoo is formulated for easier removal of dirt, dander, and skin oils of cats. Most have a pleasant scent. These shampoos are often used for routine baths.
Other types of shampoo for cats include:
- Color-enhancing shampoo
- Medicated shampoo
- Waterless shampoo
- Herbals, organics, botanicals
- Shampoo for allergy relief
- Shampoo to remove tearstain
For more details, visit your veterinarian.