Monthly Archives: January 2008

Can I give my cat a bath?


Should cats be given baths? If so, how often? And are there special shampoos?

Cats are generally pretty clean and do not need regular bathing unless they become dirty or have a skin condition. General bathing can be done once a month, if needed. For a basic cleaning we recommend a shampoo called Hylyt. This shampoo does not dry out the coat. Avoid using human shampoos and other human products as they are much too harsh. If your pet has a skin condition, then a special treatment by your veterinarian is wise since special shampoos may be needed for treatment.