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post #1 of 21
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What brand of shampoo and/ or conditioner do you use on your cat(s)? I'm looking for something gentle for my 8-month-old Ragdoll. His hair tends to get full of static, and he gets *zapped* by me, blankets, etc. I'm hoping to curb the problem with a good grooming product that conditions his coat without making it weighed down with oils.

Thanks,

Jenk
post #2 of 21
Hi Jenk

I don't really know about the shampoo/conditioner thing, but I found that running a humidifier during the winter months cuts down on the static electricity. I would constantly zap Spike as well until I started running them.
post #3 of 21
The only product I know is reliable with static is made by House Of Anju. They have a special static formula.
The shampoo's I REALLY like are made by DVM, I like the conditioners as well. The shampoo I use all the time is called HyLite. It's soap free and leaves them feeling great.
post #4 of 21
Hi Jenk!

i am so happy you are asking opinions about the stuff to use for your baby! It show you care ALOT for your baby so much, and i really am very fond of you for that!

Here are what i have:


1. Zodiac Flea Trol -- protein conditioner shampoo. It kills adult fleas, lice and ticks on control.
My Venus and Daisy do not use this shampoo as they don't have any fleas, lice or ticks. i buy this to stand by for kitties i foster, etc.

2. Earthbath's Totally Natural Pet Shampoo (Eucalyptus & Peppermind.)
It is great!

3. Tomlyn's Sho Sno Shampoo.
-With no bleach, no harsh chemicals, and contains moisturizers and helps remove stains.


Jenk, it is taking baths alone is not suffice. i groom them by brushing their hair and wiping them down as well. A soft, tiny, gently washcloth and a small wash basin helps in my grooming sessions (wiping eye, nose, and ear areas.)

i also use Bio-Groom Anti-stat (alcohol free) hair control. It leaves hair natural, smooth and easy to groom. It is non-toxic, non-sticky, and non-irritating to eyes and skin.

Lastly, i use Crabtree and Evelyn's jojoba natural talc.

Hope this is helpful, Jenk. Feel free to pm me anytime to share and discuss cat care!

Smiles to you, and kisses for your baby!


Cheers!
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sandie
The shampoo's I REALLY like are made by DVM, I like the conditioners as well. The shampoo I use all the time is called HyLite. It's soap free and leaves them feeling great.
I looked up DVM and that seems like an industry type shampoo. Not so much for the typical consumer. I haven't seen smaller versions of this shampoo.


Also, where can you buy HyLite?

Last but not least, my cat is a Tuxedo/Feral (I think that's the same, I'm new to the cat world.) He has major shedding and dandruff BUT he's an All-InDoor cat. Is there any shampoo/conditioners that would fit his needs. Sabastian(my cat), thanks you in advance.

I did take a look at the Earthbath line and it's seems pretty good.


~erick
post #6 of 21
I've seen HyLyt at Petsmart, if you want to try it - it is a nice shampoo. Many vets carry the DVM shampoos.

Erick, as far as shampoos for your tux go, you might try just a really gentle shampoo like HyLyt - but severe dandruff & shedding can be a sign that something is wrong. You might want to take him to the vet for a checkup. Most shorthaired cats don't really need to be bathed, unless they're having skin problems or get into something that gets them dirty. The only reason I bathe my cats is that I'm allergic to them. Sometimes diet problems can cause dandruff & shedding problems - what kind of food is he eating?

Hope this helps

I use Pet Silk on my cats, and find that they don't need a conditioner after bathing, b/c it leaves them so soft. But I've used the conditioning rinse on my dogs & it's great stuff - softens the coat beautifully, but isn't greasy at all. It can be found at cat shows, some pet shops & grooming shops, or online. It's so nice, I've even considered trying it out on my own hair
post #7 of 21
I have teh same problem! marsh's coat is highly charged and even if i pet him with just a few strokes, his hair stends on ends.

He has a silky haired (angora) type coat with long, flyaway hairs.

I use an 8in1 shampoo/conditioner and then a finishing/detangling spray about once a month.

sandy this House Of Anju product, can you give me more info on it?
post #8 of 21
maybe this stuff would help? I've never needed finishing products for my pets, but their shampoos/conditioners are great.

I've never heard of the House of Anju stuff - sounds nice!
post #9 of 21
I use johnsons and Johnson's baby shampoo. smells great too!!!
post #10 of 21
I use Vetbasis Pet Shampoo & Conditioner.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by tuxedokitties
maybe this stuff would help? I've never needed finishing products for my pets, but their shampoos/conditioners are great.

I've never heard of the House of Anju stuff - sounds nice!
wow... never saw a product like this.. i'm going to look for it locally, thanks!
post #12 of 21
This page has all of the House of Anju products including the anti stat spray. It does work, I spray a little on the brush and run it through thier coats.
http://www.pureproductsinc.com/produ...gcat.htm#An-Ju
Here is a link for the Hylyt shampoo so you can see the product.
http://shop.petmarket.com/petmarket/hyefaspsh12o.html
I have been showing cats for about 5 years, and even after using any of my "specialized" shampoos for coat color etc, I use the Hylyt. I have found that it is great on all hair textures, I also like the fact that it does not dry them out at all. It actually adds moisture without greasiness.
post #13 of 21
My kittens do really well with Tongue 'n Spit. Really cheap, too!
post #14 of 21
Please be careful what kind of shampoo you use on your cat. Even some shampoo's sold as cat shampoos can be toxic to your cat. Watch very carefully and don't buy anything with Tea Tree oil in it. Many cats have died or been permanently damaged by this stuff and some pet prodcut makers have the nerve to keep putting it in their products. I just use a Hartz cat shampoo that has conditioning pearls in it. I don't remember the exact name (I can look for it later) but it's pink. Great stuff and always leaves my cats coats looking beautiful.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u
Please be careful what kind of shampoo you use on your cat. Even some shampoo's sold as cat shampoos can be toxic to your cat. Watch very carefully and don't buy anything with Tea Tree oil in it. Many cats have died or been permanently damaged by this stuff and some pet prodcut makers have the nerve to keep putting it in their products. I just use a Hartz cat shampoo that has conditioning pearls in it. I don't remember the exact name (I can look for it later) but it's pink. Great stuff and always leaves my cats coats looking beautiful.
I've heard nothing but bad things about Hartz Products (even from my Vet), so I'm confused as to why a "grooming specialist" would recommended it.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by starlie
I've heard nothing but bad things about Hartz Products (even from my Vet), so I'm confused as to why a "grooming specialist" would recommended it.
Because I've never heard anyhthing but good from vets, breeders and groomers about Hartz shampoos and I've used them for years without any problem. Wouldn't use their flea products however. There has been some controversy with those in the past.

If you have some written documented research on Hartz regular shampoos then please share with us. But please don't just slam me for things you've hear "word of mouth". I'm always open to something that is real with proof though.
post #17 of 21
I too have only heard negative things about thier products with chemicals or pestasides.
However, my personal choice is to not use any of their products because it supports a company who refuses to see there is a problem that hurts both dogs and cats.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sandie
I too have only heard negative things about thier products with chemicals or pestasides.
However, my personal choice is to not use any of their products because it supports a company who refuses to see there is a problem that hurts both dogs and cats.
I do know there are some boards around with negative stuff about their flea products. And That's totally understandable to not use the products. Especially if there is documented research and proof that Hartz is negligent. But sometimes I have a hard time generalizing like this. But that is just me. I still have never found any hard proof though and this shampoo isn't a flea prodcut plus it's the only one I've found that doesn't make Peaches have bad dermatitis. The other thing I think about is that all flea prodcuts are insecticides and have dangerous side effects that are possible. At least that is what I get from researching hard facts. Probably the over the counter flea remedies are more susceptible. I don't need to convince anyone it's the best shampoo. I'm just sharing what works for my cats. I even have access to order shampoos and vet products from vet suppliers so I've tried a lot! Everyone can use what they chose. I just don't think "starlie" should slam me as a grooming advisor for something that hasn't been backed up here yet. There's a way to present an argument along with proof that is less offensive.

Now I am finished with this conversation. I don't want to turn this into a IMO topic.
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u
Because I've never heard anyhthing but good from vets, breeders and groomers about Hartz shampoos and I've used them for years without any problem. Wouldn't use their flea products however. There has been some controversy with those in the past.

If you have some written documented research on Hartz regular shampoos then please share with us. But please don't just slam me for things you've hear "word of mouth". I'm always open to something that is real with proof though.
I wasn't slamming you. I was just asking a question.

As for the "proof", I don't have time to type up all the documentation I have or interview the families of pets affected by Hartz products (I heard first hand what happened to them at the vet's office). Even the local Humane Society refuses to use Hartz products. I think that says enough. Besides, I'd much rather go by "word of mouth" than risk the health of my cats.

Edit: Added a few links for the Hartz Flea products. I am aware that most of the hype is related to those products, which is why it baffles me that the company would still distribute their products when they know it's harmful. I've also heard and read more than enough about their grooming products, which is why I would never use ANY Hartz product. That said, I'm also done with this topic.

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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by portdevoix
My kittens do really well with Tongue 'n Spit. Really cheap, too!


That's always good, and is the easiest too, if you don't have to use anything else.
post #21 of 21
I use vets best... on all four legs in my house.... one get strawberries n cream , one gets regular vets best shampoo and foam shampoo and the oldest get foam on catip shampoo
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