Shampoo & Washes
Cat Shampoo & Kitten Shampoo
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Most cat owners probably don’t think to regularly bathe their cat, but there are some benefits to washing your cat. While cats do groom themselves, sometimes they need a bit of extra help to keep them looking their best. Cats also have a reputation for having a severe dislike of the water, but certain breeds love the water and might even enjoy bath time! As with many things, it is best to start the practice of bath time when your cat is young, but there is no time like the present as well! Bathing your cat helps to strengthen your bond, and gives you a chance to look over your cat’s body for any abnormalities.
At Vet Products Direct, we stock some of the best known brands of cat shampoo and conditioner for all coats and concerns. We are your one-stop-shop for quality shampoo and conditioner to keep your kitty looking and feeling their best.
The Benefits of Bathing Your Cat
More cat owners than ever before are now choosing to regularly bathe their cats. There are several reasons why this is a great idea as well as having considerable benefits for both you and your cat. Some of the main benefits include:
- Improving your cat’s health
Hairballs are a common concern for many pet parents. In the process of grooming themselves, cats can swallow large amounts of dead skin and loose fur which may then form large clumps in their stomach. Many cats will easily regurgitate these hairballs, but in more serious cases, the hairballs can become lodged causing a blockage. By regularly bathing your cat, you are helping to remove the excess dead skin and loose fur, therefore reducing the amount that your cat will ingest, and lowering the risk of your cat developing hairballs.
Bathing your cat can also help to remove fleas and lice. Specialised shampoos [medicated shampoos] stun the fleas and lice, allowing for easy removal and may even provide short term protection from reinfestation. You might not always choose to bathe your cat when you discover they have a flea infestation, but if they have a heavy flea burden, bathing is sometimes the best thing you can do to remove these incredibly irritating parasites.
- Helping your older cat to groom themselves
Cats have a reputation for being very clean animals and can spend many hours in a day grooming themselves. As cats age, they may find it increasingly difficult to keep themselves as clean as they used to due to arthritis or other conditions that impact their ability to groom harder to reach areas. Older cats may also put on more weight as they age which may further restrict their grooming abilities. Bathing your older cat can sometimes be a bit stressful, especially for a cat that has never needed to be bathed before. If possible, introduce your cat to bathing at a young age, so they aren’t too stressed by the experience when they are older. Or you may wish to use bathing wipes [Petkin/Fido’s wipes] for a quick refresh if a full bath wouldn’t be suitable.
- Keep your cat looking and smelling good
Outside cats can get into all kinds of mischief exploring smelly garden beds or underneath cars. They can often come home covered in all sorts of stinky and sticky substances and may have a hard time grooming themselves if this happens. They may also be exposed to substances that are not safe for them to ingest, in which case, they are going to need a bath to remove the offending substance before they have a chance to groom themselves.
- Keeping your home clean and allergy free
Cats can shed extraordinary amounts of fur, particularly during the change of seasons. Regular bathing will limit the amount of fur that your cat can shed around your house, meaning fewer furry tumbleweeds underneath couches and less fur on your clothes. If you have a family member or regular visitor that is allergic to cats, regular bathing can help to reduce their allergy symptoms as well.
- Bonding with your cat
Bathing your cat requires your cat to have a certain amount of trust in you, as you are fully in control in a situation where your cat probably feels very uncomfortable and vulnerable. Use lots of positive, gentle encouragement during bathtime, and be sure to reward with lots of snuggles and treats afterwards.
Why use a cat shampoo and conditioner
You should never use a human shampoo or conditioner on your cat as you may irritate their skin or cause them to become quite unwell if they lick off the shampoo or conditioner in the middle of bathtime. Shampoos and conditioners made especially for cats are formulated to restore moisture to their skin and fur without causing any irritation. Moisturised fur is soft fur, and will make grooming even easier as any knots or tangles are easily brushed out. Your cat will love being brushed without having their fur pulled and you shouldn’t need to spend hours pulling tangles apart.
At Vet Products Direct, we stock shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for cats and kittens. As a team of veterinary professionals and animal lovers, we won’t sell you anything we wouldn’t use on our own pets, as their health and safety comes first.
View our range of natural cat shampoos and conditioners here [natural shampoo/conditioner]. Natural shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients sourced from nature that are gentle on the skin and are suitable for cats and kittens of all ages and most skin complaints.
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At Vet Products Direct, we sell the most popular brands of quality cat shampoo and conditioner at great prices. We offer a super-easy online shopping experience, fast processing and packing of your order, as well as fully tracked, affordable shipping to all locations in Australia. We also accept phone orders.
You can shop our range of cat shampoo and conditioner here. Treat your feline friend to a pampering session with quality cat shampoo and conditioner. If you have any questions about any of the cat shampoos or conditioners we sell, or any other products, you can contact our customer service team by phone or email. Our team of vet nurses and other animal healthcare professionals will be happy to answer any questions and look forward to helping you in any way they can.