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Can I use this as cat shampoo?

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My little monster <3 is almost a year old, and smells a little catty on areas he can't groom himself well, like between his shoulders.

Rather than buying yet another *thing* (As a minimalist and a newlywed, the amt of *stuff* that you suddenly need when you transition from a student to a wife is mind-boggling to me), I was wondering if one of the gentler shampoos that I already have is cat-safe.

And rather than spending an hour educating myself about the ingredients to see if any are toxic to cats or just badly suited for their coats, I was thinking that many people on this forum would be able to tell me at a glance, and probably know a lot more than I could learn in an hour or two. It doesn't have to be an expert opinion, and if you're wrong I'm not going to sue you or something.

So if someone is bored at work or whatnot, would they be so kind as to tell me if either of these things are ok to use (infrequently) as cat shampoo?

1) Kiss my Face natural shampoo, green tea scent.

Aloe Barbadensis
Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Chamomilla Recutitia (Chamomile) Flower Extract
Melissa Offcinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract
Urtica Dioca (Nettles) Leaf Extract
Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract
Calendula Officinlis (Marigold) Flower Extract
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract
Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract
Olefin Sulfonate
Cocomidopropyl Betaine,
Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt),
Caprylic Acid,
Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil,
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract,
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein,
Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil,
Potassium Sorbate,
Citric Acid.

2) Nature's Gate - Herbal Chamomile (redundant much?) shampoo
The bottle is a few years old and doesn't match the ingredient list online.

Mine has:
sodium laureth sulfate
cocamidopropyl betaine
cocamide dea (doesn't say if 'dea' is an acronym - bottle text is all caps)
barley extract
chamomile extract
hydrolyzed wheat protein
panthenol (provitamin b5)
extracts of: rosemary, horsetail, geranium, awapuhi and burdock root
citric acid
tocopherol (vitamin E)
corn oil
retinyl palmitate (vitamin A)
ergocalciferol (vitamin D)
diazolidindyl urea
sodium robiflavin phosphate
"fragrance oils"

Thanks for your help^^
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I wouldn't use it mainly because of the fragrances. Cats can be very intolerant of fragrances, especially the 'oils.' You should only use shampoos that say "cat safe" on the bottle, preferably a hypo-allergenic shampoo.

This is what I use on all my cat clients: Les Poochs Fragrances - SHAMPOOS

Yes it says $20 for an 8oz, however it dilutes 25:1 so a small bottle will last forever. Just make sure you are only diluting what you need as you need it, bacteria can grow in it once water is added in as little as 2 days - yuck! I buy by the gallon and do 5-7 cats a week, the gallon lasts me probably 4-6 months.
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