My kitty has fleas, and I know I should bathe her, but we are out of baby shampoo which is what we use when she gets into things. I want to give her a bath ASAP, but what shampoo do I use?


  1. Holly A

    Dawn is really good, and safe for the cat. I also feed brewer’s yeast and garlic pills, which repells fleas and ticks. Another trick… Sprinkle catnip in her bedding. The scent will get rid of the fleas and make her happy…lol.
    If you do use Dawn, brush her out with a flea comb (you can get one at any pet store). That will get rid of the eggs, so you wont have a new flea colony in a few days!
    Best of luck!

  2. researched it

    Wow, you are a glutton for punishment if you are going to try to give your cat a bath. Instead, you want to do two things. You need to treat your cat with a topical flea treatment like Frontline. It is really effective and the fleas on your cat will be dead or gone within a day. Next you need to treat your house to prevent the fleas from migrating from your cat to you. See the attached article for the most effective treatments. This one-two punch will knock out all of the fleas. If you keep up the topical flea treatment and treat your house at least once per year you won’t have flea problems any more.

  3. Ce'Ahna C

    You can actually use dawn dish soap to kill the fleas it’s really cheap and works swell I have a dog and when the weather changes the flea get on him more and we wash him in dawn and that kills them instantly 🙂
    Hope I helped

  4. Bob N

    Instead of giving you cat a bath for fleas, do as follows:
    First get Frontline, Advantage, or Revolution from the vet to treat the cats. These products are intended to be used once a month to keep fleas off the cat.
    Then, if you need to treat the house – which is often the case – use a product which not only kills adult fleas but also prevents eggs from hatching.
    When we have bad flea years (haven’t had one in along time – knock on wood 🙂 we use Raid products for the house.
    They make a fogger called Raid ® : Flea Killer Plus Fogger…
    They also make an area spray called Raid ® : Flea Killer Plus Carpet & Room Spray…
    We have had very good results with those products.
    Remember, you want a product that not only kills adult fleas but also prevents eggs from hatching. If you use something that does not prevent the eggs from hatching, when they hatch you are back where you started.
    There is a product, Capstar which is a pill you give the cat. It kills all of the fleas on the cat within about 5 hours.
    It does not provide long lasting protection – it merely kills all the fleas on the cat.
    You can use it to kill all the fleas on the cat and then treat the cat with Frontline, Advantage, or Revolution, and then treat the cat.
    Ask your vet about Capstar and using it in combination with other products.
    Capstar is available only by prescription.
    We have used it to kill all the fleas on feral cats who we could not handle to apply something else. We transfer them to another cage or carrier, move them out of the room, fog the room, give them the Capstar in food, and then put them back in the main cage.
    Capstar is like magic – it really will kill all of the fleas on a cat very quickly and it is safe enough that you could use it every day, if need be – though that would be an expensive way to control fleas, day to day.
    Indoor cats can get fleas that people carry in on their clothes. If you think that might be happening, get an insecticide you can spray on the yard to kill fleas.
    You will probably need to get a sprayer. The ones that attach to the end of a hose might be the type you could use.
    Ask the people at a garden store, Lowes, or Home Depot, or similar store for help picking an insecticide and a sprayer.

  5. ||♫Mya.F

    go buy cat shampoo.
    and fer the fleas
    you can get an orange n rub it all on her.
    the fleas hate the orange smell and i think it burns them im not sure

  6. guria

    you can use your shampoo as long it dont goes in the eyes but to get rid of fleas you have to get the proper flea shampoo

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