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    30 Things From Amazon That’ll Help You Clean Your Cat Without A Fight

    These products are sure to help your feline friend with everything from dander, to gum health, and even overgrown claws.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Paul Mitchell foaming waterless shampoo for those of you who would rather not partake in giving your kitties a bath. This foaming wash's pH is formulated specifically for animals, which means that it won't strip any necessary oils from your cat's skin that act as a protector from the world.,

    Plus, a portion of the proceeds from each sale go to animal and wildlife organizations, meaning that you'll be helping other animals while helping your cat, too.

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this more stars. Like a typical person I smelled the soap before I used it on my two cats. The smell is absolutely amazing. So I got my cat in the tub and started the lather. Fast forward a couple of hours to my cats being nice and dry. They are so soft and their coats look amazing. It honestly feels like they are kittens again with how soft they are." –Kayla G.

    Price: $11.99 (available in three sizes)

    2. A pair of grooming gloves so that you can comb your cat while petting them at the same time. With 225 silicone grooming tips, your cat can finally slip into a state of zen as you massage their excess fur away.

    A blue and black grooming glove covered in cat fir and

    Promising review: "It’s crazy how much my Burmese cats shed... they are supposed to be low shed. I had a big brand shedding brush that my girls seemed to hate. They tolerated this glove much better and it got a lot more fur in less time. One of them even purred. Worked really well!" –Supersci23

    Price: $13.99 (available in three colors)

    3. A pair of claw trimmers to shape up the claws on your feline companion. This trimmer has a safety guard to prevent over-cutting your cat's claws, a locking mechanism to ensure that there are no slip-ups, and a built-in nail file that slides into the handle for a kitty manicure that is purrfect.

    A blue and black pair of nail trimmers in a persons hand

    Promising review: "I love these! I’ve always been paranoid to cut my dog's black nails, so much I have never done it on my own, but this makes it easy. The guard helps to know how far to cut, but I usually do a little shorter just in case. There’s also a tiny nail file that stores in the handle. Very easy to use." –Keel88

    Price: $14.95

    4. A set of catnip sticks, because your kitties need your help with their dental hygiene. Catnip sticks are a great tool for caring for your cat's tooth and gum health as they chew away on their new treat.

    two orange and white cats chewing on catnip sticks

    This set comes with 10 pieces.

    Promising review: "My cats go crazy over it. They have very different personalities – one's very active and the other is very chill. The active one loved it right away, and the chill one didn't show interest [at first]; but as soon as his brother loved it, he started to like it too." –Paul K.

    Price: $7.99

    5. A mesh shower bag to ensure that your kitty will stay in place as you give them a bath.

    a siamese cat inside a turqoise mesh bath bag

    Promising review: "I was nervous about bathing my cats. They all needed flea baths but I was scared to bathe them. I ordered this and was unsure. But it saved my arms from not getting torn up. They were definitely nervous in it. But ended up just laying there and letting me soak them in the sink." –Amanda

    Price: $11.99 (available in turquoise and pink)

    6. A Greenies dental treat, because, again, a lack of opposable thumbs makes it hard for your cat to brush their teeth. These treats promote gum and tooth health as your fur babies chew on these delicious treats. Plus, they also give your cat a fresh breath, which is always welcome.

    a cat eating Greenie's treats straight from the tub

    Promising review: "I bought these treats hoping to improve [one of my cat's] breath and the day we got them, all of our cats devoured them (I gave them about six treats each). In fact, after I put them away... our Maine Coon got on the kitchen counter and was trying to knock the treat container down to open it up. He definitely wanted more." –Sheila B.

    Price: $18.99 (available in four sizes)

    7. A pair of bite-proof grooming gloves to avoid the inevitable scratches from bathing and claw trimming. These gloves are 16 inches long, meaning that your precious forearms will remain protected, too.

    A bobcat sitting behind a pair of grey gloves with red stitching

    Promising review: "These gloves could probably protect me if a mountain lion tried to bite! I've never worn gloves this strong, yet are so very easy to clench my fist. Many of the other reviewers were dead right on! I can't sing enough praises about the quality and the price." –Gypsy J.

    Price: $19.99 (available in two lengths)

    8. A set of silicone booties for some further protection from cat scratches during baths. These booties stay in place with their adhesive straps and have drainage holes to make sure that your cat's paws are not totally flooded with water.

    Promising review: "Even when wet, these covers do not come off. This has made bathing, brushing, trimming nails and even getting mats out so much easier. Even with all the moving and fussing they do, these covers stay put." –Ronny Acosta

    Price: $13.99

    9. A pack of Burt's Bees dander-reducing wipes for the cool cats who really don't like taking baths. These wipes are great for wiping dusty paws and clearing off any debris from the outside world, while still maintaining the health of your cat's fur.

    an orange cat sitting next to a yellow pack of dander reducing wipes

    Promising review: "Our cat was having a lot of dander on this back near the base of his tail. We kept up the brushing but it wasn't going away. We decided to go for the dander wipes. Well, I have used it twice and was blown away. His dander is pretty much all gone now. Plus his hair seems shinier and silkier after his brushing and using the wipes." –Tom

    Price: $6.49 (available in four sizes)

    10. A de-shedding brush, because brushing your cat's fur regularly is the best way to prevent hairballs. This brush has extremely fine teeth that comb out every piece of dead hair hiding in your cat's coat, without ever damaging the healthy hair that's still holding on.

    a brown and beige striped cat sitting behind a mound of fur and a de-shedding tool

    Promising review: "This de-shedding tool is an absolute LIFESAVER. My cat (pictured) purred the whole time I brushed her which says something; she usually hates being brushed for longer than a minute, so she was enjoying this new brush... I truly wish I had done a before and after picture, because there is a noticeable difference in her coat." –Jimmy

    Price: $31.94 (available in small and large, and in four styles)

    11. A cardboard cat scratching pad that'll give your cat something other than your precious rug to scratch at. Plus, this pad will assist your cats in their natural nail-filing routine.

    A cat sitting on top of a cardboard cat scratching pad

    This comes in a set of three.

    Promising review: "As a multi-cat household, I've become a bit of a connoisseur of the durability of cardboard scratches for cats. This three-pack is less expensive than what we can find in our local big box store and are beloved by our cat household for the XL size which is perfect for laying on while shedding those claw sheaths!" –Brooke

    Price: $18.24 (originally $21.99)

    12. A plastic basin, because easing a cat into a bath is the name of the game for pro cat groomers. Gently place your cat into a basin filled with a few inches of water to introduce them to the sensation of getting wet, and then gently pour water over the areas you would like to wash with a pitcher.

    A purple and blue basin. the blue basin is filled with water and contains a pink washcloth

    This comes in a set of three.

    Promising review: "Great size, color, and durability. Have used for many different things." –CC

    Price: $15.99 (originally $16.99)

    13. A pet hair dryer to assist your cat as they dry themselves off after a bath. This dryer has a brush attached to it for the ultimate grooming session.


    Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about this little brush! It’s super lightweight and compact, the dryer is quiet enough to not scare my pets, and the brush is soft but sturdy enough to get them completely dry in minutes!" –Maricarmen

    Price: $27.99 (available in sizes narrow and wide)

    14. A sprayer-and-scrubber-in-one shower head, because a human-sized showerhead can be too intense for your delicate feline companion. This showerhead is low-flow and handheld, meaning that you will be able to gently wash the soap off of your cat with ease.

    a black cat being washed by a blue handheld shower head

    Promising review: "The AquaPaw is so amazing. It connects in minutes and you’re ready to go. We use it to bath our cats and they weren’t as scared as just the running water. It’s quiet and works like a charm." –Yeezycat

    Price: $24.95

    15. A three-layered track toy to keep your kitty busy as you lather their coat to a state of shining perfection. This toy suctions to any glossy surface, like the inside of a tub, or a window for when your cat is done with their bath.

    A cat playing with a three layered track toy that is suctioned to a window

    Promising review: "As soon as I took this out the box my kitten was going crazy with it. It took less than a minute to set up. Three of the balls have bells in them, so if you don’t like noise you may want to remove those. We are hearing bells all day because my baby girl loves this toy! You can also take the balls out and they can be played with alone." –K Carbo

    Price: $18.99

    16. A Pet MD ear wipe, because nobody likes an ear infection, and cats especially don't like it when humans clean their ear infections. These wipes are gentle, alcohol-free, and contain aloe vera to help soothe your cat's aching ears.

    The ear wipes with before-and-after of a dirty ear and then clean ear

    Promising review: "My cat was scratching at her ears A LOT, so I checked and there was clearly something yucky going on (smelled like a dirty sock). Once I looked, it was clear there was a lot of gross buildup. After one week of use, her ears are much better and almost back to normal." –Amazon Customer

    Price: $13.99

    17. A grooming brush for cats who have some extra knots in their fur from writhing around all day. This brush is self-cleaning, meaning that you won't have to worry about anything but listening to your kitty purr as you rid them of a matted coat.

    A purple hertzko self-cleaning brush with mounds of fur sitting next to it

    Promising review: "This brush is 10x more comfortable for my cat, while still pulling a decent amount of shed hair. Cleaning it is AMAZING. Just press the button, pull the pad of hair off, and it doesn't fill up until after nearly a full session of brushing." –The Horse Doc

    Price: $15.99

    18. A microfiber pet bath towel, because drying time is almost just as important as bath time. The microfiber in this towel quickly wicks away moisture in your cat's fur, while keeping them warm and cozy as they dry off.

    A black cat tucked under a grey microfiber towel

    This comes in a set of two.

    Promising review: "About once a month give my long-haired cat a bath. Up until recently we used a few normal bath towels, but those were so easily drenched. So I decided to try these out, and they do not disappoint. Starting out she had been completely drenched in water. Using just one towel was enough to dry her off so much that you nearly couldn't tell she had her bath." –Katrina C.

    Price: $17.99

    19. A bath brush with silicone teeth to really get between your cat's fur and scrub their bodies during a bath. Pro tip: this brush works great as a massage comb for those dry moments in between baths, too.

    a striped cat being brushed with a purple silicone brush that fits in the palm of a hand

    Promising review: "I’ve tried other brushes but have never seen results like this. It’s soft, easy to hold and my cats, Penny and Lucy, love it! If you’re a cat owner, do yourself a favor and buy one of these!" –Megan Sharp

    Price: $9.99

    20. A microfiber bathrobe, because your cat deserves to look this cute for being such a great sport! This bathrobe soaks up excess water in your cat's fur while keeping them stylish and relaxed. The only thing missing is cucumber slices on their eyes.


    Note: Please do not actually put cucumber slices on your kitty's eyes!

    Promising review: "I love it! My cat normally doesn’t like when I put costumes or towels on her. I have yet to use it as a bath towel but it’s easy to get her in and she has no issues walking around in it." –Tiffany Brown

    Price: $29.99 (available in sizes medium and large)

    21. A Pro Pet Works oatmeal shampoo for kitties with sensitive skin. Oatmeal is a great ingredient to calm redness and irritation, and to reintroduce hydration to skin that is typically on the drier side. Its deep-cleaning capabilities will make bath time less frequent, a true bonus.

    a green and white shampoo bottle on a white surface

    Promising review: "Seriously COULD NOT BELIEVE how much dirt came off the cats! I have two indoor long hair cats and my home is cleaned every day. That much dirt has never come off of them so it clearly did a much deeper clean than the less expensive stuff!" –KMal

    Price: $15.89

    22. A pet eye wipe to help your cat wipe the tired out of their eyes. Did you know that the eye area is the only area on a cat's body that they cannot reach and clean themselves? Let these wipes help you to help your cat.

    a person cleaning their beige cat's eye with an eye wipe

    Promising review: "These work so good on my Persian cat whose eyes are constantly crying. I use them once or twice a day and usually only go through two per time if his eyes get really bad. His gunk builds up really hard, and these wipes immediately soften it all up and leave his eye area nice and clean. Would recommend 100%." –Paloma A

    Price: $16.97 (available in two designs)

    23. A cat-scratching post to help your cat take care of their nails on their own. This post also has a sitting area for extra-long cat naps, and a dangling fuzzy toy for when playtime comes around.

    A grey cat sitting on top of a scratching post and a black cat sitting at the base of the scratching post

    Promising review: "My cats LOVE this cat tree. I recommend putting this cat tree in front of a window with some catnip, and your cat will love you forever. I love seeing my cats happy! It was super easy to assemble. It took five minutes max. The package came in great condition." –Carson Teal

    Price: $26.99 (available in beige and grey)

    24. A battery-powered nail buffer for the cats in your life with extra-sharp claws. This tool works great after a claw trimming session to buff out any sharp edges that might cause some unnecessary nicking down the line.

    Promising review: "I have to say I’m satisfied with my purchase! The tool has a nice weight to it, feels sturdy and like it’s good quality. Fits perfectly in my hand, too - not too big, not too small, and there’s a nice soft rubber or silicone grip that makes it very easy to handle." –Sophia Landa

    Price: $19.99 (available in two designs)

    25. A Gorilla Grip rubber bath mat to make sure your feline does not slip during bath time. Baths stress cats out a ton, so any measure to ensure an easygoing experience for your cat is worth taking.

    a royal blue bath mat at the bottom of a white tub

    Promising review: "The number of suction cups assures this mat won’t slip! It works perfectly on the smooth surface of my tub. No more near wipeouts while showering." –Kathy K

    Price: $19.99 (available in 20 colors)

    26. A set of baby washcloths for the world's more sensitive cats. If your cat does not like running water, then consider wiping them clean with a wet wash cloth.

    a pile of beige, fuschia, and turquoise washcloths

    This comes in a set of twelve.

    Promising review: "These wash rags are AMAZING. The texture of these rags is perfect! They are super soft and don’t catch your hands like microfiber (I HATE that feeling)." –Byrd

    Price: $9.99 (available in multi-colored and white)

    27. An Oxyfresh dental care water additive to help ensure your cat has fresh breath. Luckily, you can place this water additive into your cat's water fountain, too.

    a white, yellow, blue, and green dental care water additive bottle in front of a cat's water and kibble

    Promising review: "This is a great product. I have four cats and a dog and I know that taking care of their teeth is a huge priority. But, have you ever tried to brush a cat’s teeth? Yeah, you get me? It’s quite a feat. This water additive makes dental care so much more convenient!!! You just add the specified amount of product to your pet’s drinking water and that’s it!" –Jamie Bowman

    Price: $9.95 (available in three sizes)

    28. A Forticep itch relief spray for the cats in your life who do not respond well to baths. This spray is antibacterial, antifungal, and is said to help to heal wounds, which is always great to have on hand for your more adventurous indoor/outdoor cat.

    a white bottle with a black sprayer with flowers around the base of the bottle

    Promising review: "Maxi-Wash cleaned up the lesion very easy. The spray bottle has a nice spray and it definitely did the trick. Since I bought it, I used it several times and it does seem to help control infection in cuts and scrapes." –Vlad

    Price: $13.95

    29. A silicone finger toothbrush if your cats would rather play with their handled toothbrushes than let you clean their mouths.

    8 blue silicone toothbrush finger caps.

    This comes in a set of eight.

    Promising review: "The first time I tried to brush my cat's teeth (three cats and my grandmother's cat) it was such a pain. I was using a baby toothbrush and had to have someone hold the cat while I tried to get the toothbrush to make contact with their teeth. I decided to try these and what a world of difference they made!! I was able to brush the teeth of all four cats by myself and quickly." –Jennifer B.

    Price: $7.49 (available in sizes small and large)

    30. And a Nest lavender-scented candle, because aromatherapy never hurt. Some cats respond well to the calming effects of lavender, meaning that bath time will surely be a breeze. Consider this candle when giving yourself a bath, too.

    a white candle sitting on top of two magazines

    Promising review: "This candle is fantastic. For a one wick soy-based candle, I couldn’t be more impressed. It burns clean. The throw is noticeable throughout my home, which is a two-story. I am sensitive to strong fragrances, but this candle fragrance does not bother me." –Norma

    Price: $41 (available in 22 scents and in four sizes)

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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