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my little 4 week old kitten Firefox is rather grimy, & not too good at washing herself yet. & my adults are still at the hissing stage with her. i'd like to give her a bath, but i'm unsure of what shampoo would be best to use. any suggestions from any long-time fosterers? or anyone else who knows a good suggestion? my feral list likes some kind of peppermint soap they get at Trader Joe's, but there aren't any Trader Joe's around here...
post #2 of 13
If you are not bathing often you can use a mild shampoo like Baby Shampoo. But I'd rather use the more expensive brands like Pantane or Nexxus (with conditioners). My rexes were washed in Nexxus Simply Silver (white cats).

Charlie has a special pet shampoo like the breeder uses - Kenic Sno-Flake - works wonderful
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
If you are not bathing often you can use a mild shampoo like Baby Shampoo. But I'd rather use the more expensive brands like Pantane or Nexxus (with conditioners). My rexes were washed in Nexxus Simply Silver (white cats).

Charlie has a special pet shampoo like the breeder uses - Kenic Sno-Flake - works wonderful
i think i have a nexxus therappe knockoff, & i know i have some pantene hydrating curls plus the hydrating curls conditioner. i just didn't want to use something too harsh for such a young one.
post #4 of 13
johnson and johnson baby shampoo is perfect!!!!!
post #5 of 13
I use anti-bacterial or regular dish soap on all the cats
post #6 of 13
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I use anti-bacterial or regular dish soap on all the cats
i think that'd be way too strong for a month-old kitten in poor health...
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johnson and johnson baby shampoo is perfect!!!!!
Especially the one with wheatgerm and honey!
post #8 of 13
I use Purpose, which is basically baby shampoo, it's made by Johnson&Johnson, but it's meant for your face instead of baby-head. Doesn't smell as strong.
post #9 of 13
I was so worried that people-shampoo might contain anything harmful that we got some pet shampoo from the DVM brand (our at the time recommended a certain shampoo). They're not heavily fragranced...the guys just come out smelling clean!
post #10 of 13
OH..there is a GREAT one that I had gotten as a sample at the vet's office...it smells like coconut. UGH. I can't remember what it is called, but it ROCKED!!!! Totally took the greasies out of Ashie's fur for the LONGEST time....she was soft, yummy smelling...it was awesome.
post #11 of 13
I take it back...it was HyLyt....GREAT STUFF. I had gotten something like at Pet Smart one time and it was TERRIBLE. I am now just wary of over-the-counter stuff. But hey...if you can get a free sample of the HyLyt...go for it. IT IS THE BEST!
post #12 of 13
For a kitten that young, I really like the "silkening" shampoos as they get the poop out easy without much fuss. I also like Oatmeal shampoos because they are good on the coat. But, if it comes down to it, I use regular old Baby shampoo!
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i think that'd be way too strong for a month-old kitten in poor health...
Then in that case I would use regular Dawn. It is what is used to clean off dying wildlife covered in oil, kittens infested in fleas and lice and all sorts of animal related things. I used to think it would be too harsh also before I realized it is used in rescue specifically for the fragile, sick animals to get the nasty stuff off of them.
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