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    28 Things From Amazon That’ll Help Make Grooming Your Cat Less Of A Struggle

    For the cats with their claws out every time they hear the word "bath."

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    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.

    a soft cat laying with clean fur

    Promising review: "I did a couple of pumps of this and covered him completely in the areas I know were directly bothering him. I was pretty liberal with it, I massaged it in, and used a silicone cat brush to disperse it. I think it really helped. This cat HATES water anything, but did not move away and was actually purring when I was putting it on him and brushing him." –La Bella

    Price: $10.81

    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.

    Cat next to large pile of their removed fur

    Promising review: "I have two cats, tried a deshedder brush but they hate it and hide the second I take it out, so I was looking for other options and saw these gloves -it turned out to be a life-changer! To my surprise cats absolutely love it! They even purr and roll around to make sure I didn't miss a spot." –Yana

    Price: $13.99 (available in two colors)

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

    a long hair cat inside of a turquoise mesh shower 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)

    4. A Greenies dental treat, because 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's paw grabbing the box of greenies treats

    Promising review: "I got these for my adopted abandoned/feral cat, based on multiple recommendations from some folks who have been using them for their cats. My cat not only loves crunching on them as treats, they’re helping to keep her teeth clean, and hopefully avoid expensive veterinary visits for cleanings." –Mitchell M.

    Price: $7.07 (available in four sizes)

    5. 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: $22.99 (available in two lengths)

    6. 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.

    a diagram showing how to open silicone cat booties

    Promising review: "I am a groomer and yes, we groom cats. These are good scratch protectors for us." –Jenifer F.

    Price: $12.99

    7. 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 his 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: $5.83 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.54/month; available in four sizes)

    8. A Gorilla Grip 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.

    Promising review: "My cat has been declawed, so can't groom herself. I comb gently, let it run over her flank, back and belly on its own without trying to "dig in". As you can see from the picture, she loves it at least as much as being petted. It removed lots of hair the first two days, now not so much since most of it has been taken care of. She was traumatized before she got here, so it's amazing that she's so comfortable being combed. Many thanks, Gorilla Grip!" –A. Buyer

    Price: $9.89 (available in six colors)

    9. A pair of cat nail clippers, because although you love your cat, their claws can sometimes be the bane of your existence. These clippers are great, as they cause minimal splitting while cutting your cat's claws.

    Promising review: "I'm a first-time cat owner to a ragdoll kitten who just turned 4-months old. We gave Sora his first nail clipping experience today and it went more smoothly than I thought it would have and these clippers definitely helped. I like the size of these clippers, they are not too small but small enough. I would think the size of this clipper would be great even for a fully grown cat. Also, I love the sharpness. It made the entire process way easier and so much quicker." –raerae

    Price: $6.98

    10. An water additive to help you care for your cat's teeth. Dental care has never been simpler: just add a capful of this to your cat's water, and they will have fresh breath and healthy gums in no time.

    The bottle of water additive

    Promising review: "As a veterinary assistant I am constantly looking out for the best products to help aid clients and patients with common problems, and bad breath and poor dental health is very common amongst animal. Oxyfresh is a phenomenal product to protect your pets teeth as well as aide in fresher breath. It is very easy to administer, you just put it in your pets water dish and since it has no odor or flavor they don't even notice it's there." –Katie

    Price: $15.45 (or Subscribe & Save for $14.68/month)

    11. A self-groomer cat toy for the feline in your life who cannot get enough of those precious cheek scratches. This product adheres to any corner in your home, making self-grooming a breeze for your kitty.

    a white and black cat scratching its cheek on a self groomer toy adhered to a corner

    Promising review: "My cat likes nothing. He doesn't go into paper bags, ignores boxes, isn't curious about the birds. Mostly he eats and sleeps and allows us to pet him. But he LOVES this!" –Amazon Customer

    Price: $4.99

    12. A hangable scratch pad, because your cat needs something other than your brand-new rug to file its nails on.

    a white and grey cat scratching at an oval-shaped cat scratching pad

    Promising review: "This is no ordinary cat scratcher! It's sleek, well made, and takes up minimal space, which makes a big difference in our smaller home. Our cat has been a complete terror lately, moving on from shredding our couch to literally tearing the paint off our walls. This seemed like the perfect fix, as it attaches to the wall. I rubbed some cat nip on it and set it down flat to get our cat used to it and then hung it on the wall a few hours later. So far so good, he seemed to take to it really quickly!" —Bearash

    Price: $38.99

    13. A Burt's Bees waterless shampoo to help wipe any dirt and debris from your cat after their backyard adventure. This is great for super finicky cats who would not even dare walk past a bath.

    Promising review: "I have a young Maine Coon. Since she has long hair (and a lot of it!), she never smells as good as my shorter-haired cat. I've tried giving her baths but she doesn't handle the stress well so this was the next best thing. She wasn't scared at all when I sprayed her with this (I let her check out the smell and bottle before hand and then let her play with the cap while I sprayed her). The scent of the shampoo isn't strong at all but it did completely remove/cover her smell. Also important to note, she didn't groom afterwards and try to lick this shampoo off. So it was all-in-all a raging success." —Bookish

    Price: $5.83 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.54/month)

    14. A self-cleaning brush with retractable teeth to make cleanup after a good brushing experience so easy, you'll wish you had purchased it sooner.

    A white and grey cat sitting next to a huge ball of fur

    Promising review: "I brushed off enough cat hair to have another cat. I would recommend this brush if you want to brush your fur babies bald. It won't actually ever happen, them being bald, but it is so satisfying to see that fur pile up next you as you spend 30 minutes brushing your cat or dog." –Charly

    Price: $15.99

    15. A bag of Temptations hairball control cat treats, because as your long-hair cat enjoys the taste of this treat, you'll enjoy the treat of not having to *constantly* clean up hairballs.

    three cats looking at a bag of temptations hairball control treats

    Promising review: "My cats [love these treats] and have had 0 hairballs. That's a win/win for me!" –Clover

    Price: $22.20 (or Subscribe & Save for $21.09/month)

    16. A Vetericyn wound and skincare spray, because cats get nicks from time to time. Consider this the cat version of that one salve you rub onto your own cuts to help them heal quicker.

    Promising review: "My cat is a Maine Coon and he's very fluffy. For about two weeks he's been having some skin issues and flakes. After it rained, I've noticed his back was bleeding. I have tried ointments and nothing works until I came across this. No lie... I sprayed him three times yesterday and pat it down with paper towels, now he is completely healed. A great spray for your pet's skin, seriously!" –K Sauce

    Price: $26.98

    17. An Advantage small cat flea treatment that'll provide sweet relief to your indoor/outdoor kitty. This treatment attacks fleas at all stages of life, making the annihilation of those pesky little critters hassle-free.

    a green and white box of flea treatments with 4 monthly doses suitable for cats 5-9 lbs

    Promising review: "Advantage 2 has always been my favorite flea product for cats. It works the fastest and is the most reliable in terms of long term flea prevention. I used it just recently on 15 cats and could not find a single flea after a month of using this product at the animal shelter I worked at. This is my product of choice for my own cats as well." –Siamic

    Price: $43.98 (or Subscribe & Save for $41.78/month)

    18. 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.

    Reviewer holding the nail clipper

    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: $13.95

    19. 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.

    two cats lounging in black plastic basins

    This comes in a set of two.

    Promising review: "Very versatile sturdy basins. I have 6 of these and use them for all sorts of things — laundry, mini basket, hand washing, etc... I have seven cats and they even LOVE these for beds." –Customer Since 1998

    Price: $21.55 (or Subscribe & Save for $20.47/month)

    20. 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: $29.99 (available in sizes narrow and wide)

    21. 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 (available in two designs)

    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: $16.94 (or Subscribe & Save for $15.25/month; available in two designs)

    23. 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. It's 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: $19.90

    24. 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: $12.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $12.34/month)

    25. 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 eight colors)

    26. 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

    27. 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 (or Subscribe & Save for $13.25/month)

    28. And 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: $6.49 (available in sizes small and large)

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

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