Trying to give a cat a bath is usually an exercise in willpower and frustration along with bleeding and excess water splashed all over the place as everything appears to get wet in the bathroom except for the cat. Still cats need baths occasionally so if you want to bathe your cat, consider the right shampoo.

The best cat shampoos contain gentle, soothing ingredients like coconut and oatmeal to cleanse and moisturize the cat’s skin and coat. Some shampoos are even formulated to deal with skin conditions like itchiness, dandruff, and excessive shedding. The main question isn’t which shampoo is best for your cat but how can you bathe your cat successfully without losing too much blood in the process.

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