Best Shampoos for Kittens-The Top 8 Reviews9 min read

Sleeping Baby After Mom Used One Of The Best Shampoos For Kittens



Donna Kennedy, Owner/Author

Hello, all my kitten-loving friends! Wanting to give your kitten a bath and not sure which product(s) to use? Well, today I am going to give you my top 8 best shampoo(s) for kittens. I am going to be discussing each product and give you the pros and cons.

I will also be discussing how to properly bathe your kitten(s) and give you the steps to keep both you and kitty safe while they are getting a bath.

When I was a kid and growing up, I never really thought about giving my kitten a bath! Nowadays, that’s what pet parents do especially if the kitty stays in the house and uses a litter box. Back in my day, my mom wouldn’t let animals stay in the house.

In today’s society, we as pet parents want our furbabies to stay indoors with us because they are a big part of our families!

Are you ready to get started with today’s review on the top 8 picks of kitten shampoo(s)? Ok, let’s get going!

Before we get to my top 8 picks let’s explore the best way to bathe your little furbaby.

How to Properly Bathe Your Kitten

Best Shampoo(s) For Kittens-The Top 8

“Nooo Bath”

It’s a known fact that kittens/cats are constantly grooming themselves. But as pet parents, it’s our job to help them if their grooming is not efficient enough to keep them clean.

What I mean by this, is sometimes kittens may get a little dirty while eating or using the litter box. If this happens they may need some help getting clean.

Also, if your furbaby has any type of skin conditions like dry skin or ringworm, then they may need a little extra tender loving care to alleviate scratching from their itchy skin.

When giving your kitty a bath it is very important that you keep them warm and not let them get cold or chilled. Kittens don’t have the necessary body fat like their mom and dad to keep them warm and this could make them sick.

Steps to Safely Bathe Your Kitten:

Start off slowly-if you do this it will keep your furbaby from being so scared of bath time. You should wait until they are about 8 weeks old to introduce them to bath time. You should start off with a damp washcloth or use all natural cat/kitten wipes. Once your furbaby gets used to the damp or wet feeling, then you can introduce her to a “real” bath.

It’s very important that you do this slowly and let kitty hear and see the water running. Praise your furbaby and play with them so they will trust you that they are safe. You should offer them treats during bathtime.

The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your kitty will be and this will lead to a very enjoyable experience for both you and your furbaby.

Adorable Kitten Bathing With One Of The Best Shampoo(s) For Kittens-Top 8

“Mom Makes Bath Time Fun”

What You Need to Bathe Kitty:

The most important thing you will need to have is patience, love, and praise. Do this and the bathing will be relaxing for both kitty and you. You will also need a nice warm place to bathe your little bundle of fur.

It’s best to get a small plastic basin no deeper than a litter box for bathing your kitten. This will allow you to place the basin in your sink if the sink or bathtub is too big. You will need no more than a few inches of warm water to bathe the kitten. Make sure the room is nice and warm too. Remember kittens don’t have enough body fat to regulate their body temperature and can get chilled very easily.

It is best to put a small towel (hand towel) in the bottom of the basin so your furbaby will have something to grip onto. This will make the kitten feel more secure and steady on their feet.

If you place the kitten’s feet in the water first and let them get used to the water, then they will be more comfortable. Make sure you don’t get kitty’s face wet. or let them breathe in the water through their nose as they could drown.

Now we will explore my best shampoo(s) for kittens-the top 8.

1. VetVittles Calming Tearless Kitten Shampoo 

#1 Of My Best Shampoo(s) for Kittens-The Top 8 Review

VetVittles Calming Tearless Kitten Shampoo 

Looking for a kitten shampoo that is soap and paraben free? Then there is no need for you to look any farther. You can feel good about using this product on your 6-week old kittens and older. It is formulated with vitamins and Omega-3 acids that are great for kitty’s skin and can be used frequently if needed.


  • Gentle on sensitive skin
  • Can be used frequently                                                                                        
  • Vitamins & Omega-3 acids
  • Hypoallergenic


  • Needs a pump


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2.   Odie and Cody Natural/Organic Pet Shampoo for Kittens

#2 Of My Best Shampoo(s) for Kittens-The Top 8 Review

Odie and Cody Natural/Organic Pet Shampoo

Are you looking for a Kitten shampoo that is Veterinarian recommended? Then you should take a good look at this one. This premium pet shampoo has no artificial colors, fragrances, no chemicals, or harmful ingredients.

What this product does offer is moisturizing for your furbabies delicate skin while deodorizing and offering relief to itchy skin, plus allergy relief.


  • Gentle on sensitive skin
  • Vegan free
  • Gluten free
  • Manufacture warranty


  • Pet started to smell after a week and a half
  • Too strong of a scent
  • Pet still itchy
  • Poor packaging

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3.  Espree Kitten Shampoo

#3 Of My Best Shampoo(s) for Kittens-The Top 8 Review

              Espree Kitten Shampoo

You and your furbaby will love this tear-free hypoallergenic shampoo. This product is great for sensitive and can be used on nursing moms and expectant mommies too. So, if you are looking for the purrrfect shampoo for your little furball, this just may be the right product for you and kitty.


  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Made with 100% organically grown aloe vera
  • Made with purified water, coconut based cleaners
  • Panthenol for conditioning skin
  • Jojoba to moisturize the skin, and vitamins A, D, E


  • Poor packaging, but nice shampoo
  • Smelled like baby powder

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4.  Burt’s Bees Tearless Kitten Shampoo with Buttermilk

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             Burt’s Bees Tearless Kitten Shampoo

Here’s another great tearless shampoo for your little bundle of fur. You can’t go wrong with this product as it is made with 99.8% natural ingredients that are sure to leave your little one smelling fresh, clean and soft. The buttermilk will soften and soothe their delicate skin.


  • Made in the USA
  • Instant relief for itching
  • Excellent for kittens/cats
  • Cruelty-free
  • Dander reducing and leaves fur shiny


  • Double labels
  • No seal on the bottle
  • Shampoo stinks
  • Doesn’t rinse out well
  • Doesn’t lather well

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5. TropiClean Hypo-Allergenic Waterless No Rinse Shampoo for Cats/Dogs

#5 Of My Best Shampoo(s) for Kittens-The Top 8 Review

              TropiClean Hypo-Allergenic


I included this waterless no rinse shampoo for the kitties that refuse to take a regular bath or if you need to clean and freshen up your pet before their next bath.

With this product, you can keep your little furbaby fresh and clean for those special occasions when you don’t have time for a regular bath and you don’t have to worry about their sensitive skin.


  • Gentle enough for both kittens/puppies
  • Mild coconut scent
  • Don’t have to rinse


  • Only works for short periods of time (Smell)
  • To watery
  • Doesn’t dry well

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6. South Bark’s-Blueberry Facial for Kittens

#6 Of My Best Shampoo(s) for Kittens-The Top 8 Review

South Bark’s-Blueberry Facial for Kittens

This one I added to the list because it’s for the face, but you can use over the whole body. So, you get a 3 in 1 with this product. How cool is that?

It is tearless and want harm your little one if they lick it. Now you can feel good about giving your pet a spa-like facial that they are sure to enjoy;) It also is a color brightener for your furbaby’s coat.

This luxurious face shampoo is made from Blueberries, Avocado, Coconut oil, and Aloe. It also contains Vitamins A, D & E and is gentle on the eyes. Smells wonderful.


  •  Both aromatherapeutic and PH balanced for your pet
  • Safe to use on both cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens
  • Made in the USA
  • 3 in 1 facial and full body shampoo for your furbaby


  • Causes chemical burns to the eye
  • It doesn’t smell good
  • Doesn’t brighten the way it claims too
  • Packaging poor

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7.  Four Paws Magic Coat Cat Tearless Shampoo

#7 Of My Best Shampoo(s) for Kittens-The Top 8 Review

Four Paws Magic Coat Cat Tearless Shampoo

Coming in at number this product is tearless and will leave your kitty’s fur with a high sheen and fresh scent. You can feel confident that this product is non – irritating to the eyes and skin of your pet.

This shampoo is enriched with protein and lanolin to moisturize the kitten’s skin and will leave your furbaby with a fresh scent.


  • Excellent Product that lathers well
  • Stops itching
  • Controls dandruff
  • Reduces oil and softens the coat


  • Irritated cat’s skin
  • Doesn’t foam well
  • No protective seal
  • Poor packaging

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8. Vet’s Best No-Rinse Clean Waterless Cat Shampoo. Natural Formula

#8 Best Shampoos for Kittens-The Top 8 Reviews

           Vet’s Best No-Rinse


Last but not least I added another waterless pet shampoo for those furbabies that don’t like baths with water. This product is safe to use on kittens 12 weeks or older, and will not affect topical flea control products.

This waterless shampoo is Veterinarian formulated and recommended, the no-rinse foam shampoo and calming fragrance ensures a no fuss, relaxing spa day for your little furball.


  • Safe and effective
  • Great for a quick bath
  • Vet recommended
  • Natural ingredients to gently clean, condition, and moisturize your kitten’s skin and fur


  • Made cat’s itching worse
  • Kitten didn’t like the smell
  • The product looked half used
  • Smell to strong

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Well, there you have it, my friends,  My Best Shampoo(s) for Kittens-The Top 8 Reviews. I hope that you enjoyed reading my post and have been both educated and informed as to which product(s) that you would like to try.

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