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Hi, my 1 month old kitten had a play with a stray cat and I decided to give him a bath with a shampoo so that he doesn't get fleas or anything worse. Within 3 days after it almost all his undercoat on the head and shoulders fell out. The skin is very dry but there's no dandruff. The kitten doesn't sratch himself, his behavior is just as usual. Please advise, what's it and what should I do?
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If you purchased a pet shampoo (such as Hartz brand) from a regular retail outlet, then I would hazard a guess that your kitty is allergic to it. These products have chemicals and other ingredients in them that could possibly even be harmful to our pets. Unfortunately there is no oversight that prevents their production and sale to the unsuspecting public.

For products that will be healthy and safe for your pet always purchase from a vet, a pet salon, or a holistic pet food store. You will pay a bit more, but you will have peace of mind. Of course these products can't guarantee that your pet won't have an allergic reaction ... it simply means that the risk is much smaller.

Your kitty's hair should start growing back on its own within a few days. If you don't see new hair growth within about 7 to 10 days, or you notice any other health concerns within that time, then have him checked over by your vet.

For future flea control, avoid giving your kitty a bath. Cats very rarely need an actual bath, with shampoo and water. This should be reserved for times when your kitty gets into something that would be unsafe for him to digest. Instead, I would recommend using powders or oral flea deterrents. Again ... purchase from a reputable seller to reduce the risk to your kitty.
You're lucky it's only a problem with his hair! Everything might have been worse -- please do NOT ever use this shampoo on your kitten again.
JustaBratFor future flea control, avoid giving your kitty a bath. Cats very rarely need an actual bath, with shampoo and water. This should be reserved for times when your kitty gets into something that would be unsafe for him to digest.
100% agree. JustaBrat, looks like I always agree with your posts! Emotion: giggle
LaurenJustaBrat, looks like I always agree with your posts! Emotion: giggle
Well, why the heck are you so darned agreeable, Lauren? Emotion: wink Emotion: rofl
No idea! Emotion: big smile I guess we just have very similar thinking.
SCARY!!! Emotion: surprise LOL!
i hope your kitty feels better now...