So earlier this month my training assistant Kate and I went to the Pasadena Groomer's Expo in search of a natural flea shampoo for my cat Linus. He has super sensitive skin, and if we try to put a topical flea medication on him, he looses his fur anywhere the medication was applied. If we leave him alone and a flea bites him, he gets flea bite hypersensitivity and looses his fur on his neck and chest. Needless to say, he's my special little boy whom we prefer to not run around naked, lol. So our mission was to speak to vendors to see what we could find to help him.
We came across two lovely ladies with Austin Rose, Inc, who recommended we try their shampoo for dogs, called Doggie Sudz. Now, normally you aren't supposed to use dog products on cats, especially when it comes to flea prevention, because Pyrethrins, a common ingredient in flea medications and shampoos, are toxic to cats. However, this shampoo is vegan and uses all organic ingredients and the ingredient list contained no pyrethrins or other harmful chemicals, so we decided to give it a try. We are happy to report that it worked! Linus smells good, his fur is soft and fluffy, and so far no fleas! Linus has all is fur, and I am sure he is very happy about that. ;-) Enjoy this video of our bath time adventure with Linus!