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post #1 of 5
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I have a 9 week old kitten who loves to get into things. My husband and I find ourselves needing to bathe her every couple of days. We found a gentle shampoo at PetSmart, always rinse her really well, and get her dry with the hairdryer before we let her go. She seems to not mind it so much. Is there any reason why this might be bad for her skin? She doesn't show any signs of any irritation or anything, so are we okay?

post #2 of 5
Shampooing her that much will most likely dry out her skin eventually which might lead to her scratching and making sores.
When I used to work at a pet store, the puppies there were always getting into things and getting dirty. We were only allowed to shampoo them once a week as it would dry out their skin, so what we would do is to wet them down, and use conditioner instead. Most of the time that worked great. Sometimes we needed to use a little shampoo in a place or two.
Pet wipes are another good thing as well.
Make sure that you get all the shampoo and conditioner out.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll try that! We're running to PetSmart this weekend anyway, so I'll look for some wipes.
post #4 of 5
I would only bathe a cat that often for allergies or if it was a show cat. But one thing you can do to help restore ph in the fur and skin is rinse after the shampoo with 2-3 tablespoons of white vinegar to 2-3 gal of warm water.
post #5 of 5
The coat/skin will dry if you are bathing often and not using a conditioner.
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