A homemade cat shampoo is one a cat owner makes using products around the house, instead of purchasing a commercial shampoo. Natural ingredients in homemade cat shampoo are less likely to cause skin and eye irritation.Continue Reading
Because most cats hate baths because they dislike being sprayed or lowered into a tub of water, dry bathing may provide a sensible solution for short-haired cats. One simple method of dry bathing is to scatter oatmeal on a baking sheet and warm it in the oven. Then rub it over the fur and into the skin, remembering to include hidden places like the arm pits. Follow up with a thorough brushing. Oatmeal attracts dirt, but it cannot dissolve oils or lipids. Baking soda, corn meal and bran may also be used.
Dry shampooing long-haired felines is less effective than using a liquid. One recipe for homemade wet shampoo is to blend 1 quart of warm water, 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/3 cup of vegetable glycerin in a pitcher. Another option is to mix together 1 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of gentle liquid soap and 4 cups of water. Owners need to rinse the fur thoroughly with clear water.
Homemade cat shampoo is less expensive than commercially produced soaps, and it is more environmentally friendly.Learn more about Cats