Can I use dog shampoo on my cat


Hello postpartumperiod team, this is Easton Buckley from Taxes, my question is, can I use dog shampoo on my cat? I have 3 dogs and 1 cat. I was wondering if it was okay to use the same shampoo I use on my dogs on my daughters cat to save some money. I can’t afford to buy two different shampoos.

Can I use dog shampoo on my cat

Well it depends, some dog shampoos contains ingredients for combating fleas and using these type of dog shampoos on your cats may put your cat at risk.

There is a dog shampoo called dermopt dog shampoo, and this shampoo is for only dogs but some people do use it on their cats which is not recommended at all.

I would advise you to always ask your vet before using any dog shampoo on your cat since there are dog shampoos that are also safe when using on cats.

Some people even use human shampoo on their cats thinking it is safe, well it not, human shampoo may dry out a cat’s skin. So please don’t even use baby shampoo on your cats, it is against the FDA terms.

Dog skin and cat skin are very different, shampoos that were made for dogs are toxic for cats most of the time, that why you need to at least read the shampoos description to make sure you are not putting your cat at risk.

What is the best shampoo to use on your cats?

Well am only going to recommend a shampoo that I have also used on my cat, we all know that there are a lot of cat shampoos available on the market that claims to be the best, but I would recommend you to check out Adams flea and tick cleansing shampoo on any local shops near you or just check it on amazon.

Please go to amazon and check Adams flea and tick cleansing shampoo customer reviews and hear what other cat’s owners have to say about this shampoo.

Adams flea and tick cleansing shampoo for me is the best on the market right now, we have been using this shampoo for about 12 months and I don’t have a single regret from using it on my cat.

I’m very positive that you will also love this shampoo since I have never had any problem from using it. Do your cat a favor and buy this shampoo to also protect your cat from bacteria’s and germs.

According to the FDA, pet’s products are not the same especially when it comes to medicine and soap, using products dedicated to dogs on cats is against the FDA’s terms and conditions.

I have also used my wife’s shampoo on my cat before and it was wrong, I would advise pet’s owners to never use dog product on their cats, by doing so you are putting your cat a risk.

One thing I need you to take from this article is that you can’t just use any shampoo on your cat, whether it a hair shampoo, shampoos for infants or a human shampoo including dish soap. Buy a shampoo that was made for cat that will kills ticks, fleas, lice and mites.

Pet’s owners need to know that “from a medical point of view, dogs are different from cats including the way these two react”. That why dogs don’t have a problem taking a shower and cats run away when trying to put them on a shower simple because they are cats.

That why you need to be very sneaky when trying to put your cat on a shower.


If your cats always run away when it times to take a bath, then you need to be very sneaky, sometimes you don’t need to force it to take a shower. You need to be very gently.

What my wife does is, she start very slowly by using a wet cloth on the cat outside the shower just to get the cat wet then after his wet she put him on a shower.

Cat’s hate taking a shower, when trying to put them on a bath they think they will die, that why you need to take it very slowly.

My dad have 2 cats and they only have taken bath two times and that is when they were very young, now they are very grown and when he tries to take them on a shower they fight thinking they will drown.

If your cats are also like that then wipe them using a wet cloth, it is very important to bath your cat especially when you also have dogs at home, dogs will normally bring in flees on the house. That why you need to make sure you bath your cat at least 2 times a week.

Please note: if the shampoo says it for dogs, then take that seriously and don’t use it on your cats. But most of the time pet’s shampoos are mild that why asking your vet is always recommended. Or just call the shampoo manufacture and ask.

Some dog shampoos can be very harmful to cats…….

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