Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo for Cats #ChewyInfluencer

Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo
Last month, as part of the Chewy Influencer Blogger Outreach Program, I chose to review Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo for Cats.  Lita was getting lactulose pretty often, and D often got some in her fur in the process of giving it to her.  I thought this waterless shampoo might help us keep her fur cleaner and not clump up as much with the sticky lactulose in it. 

Benefits of Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo for Cats


  • The shampoo contains apple to nourish the skin and honey for a soft and shiny coat.
  • It is specifically pH balanced for cats.
  • The shampoo is 99.8% natural and has no colorants or sulfates.
What Did We Think?

Most cats don't like water, so giving them a bath can be incredibly difficult.  I've given Lita one real bath with shampoo and water - when she was young - and it wasn't a pleasant experience for either of us.  When Angel Jewel had chronic renal failure, her fur got greasy.  I tried some waterless shampoo on her to help her stay clean, and it worked well, so I thought that this might also be a good option for keeping the lactulose from forming clumps in Lita's fur.


The directions on the bottle indicate that you're supposed to spray the shampoo onto your cat from behind her ears to her tail.  Then, you're supposed to comb your kitty.

Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo with cat comb.
I tried the shampoo on Lita first.  Unfortunately, the spraying sound scared Lita so much that I barely got any on her.  She didn't mind me combing her afterward, though. 

Carmine didn't mind being sprayed with the waterless shampoo at all.  He just kept relaxing in his heated bed.  However, he hates being brushed, and apparently being combed isn't something he enjoys, either!  

Personally, I think the product is a great idea, but it doesn't seem like it will work in our situation.  

Maybe Burt's Bees will make a waterless shampoo someday with a different type of pump that doesn't make the spraying sound that so many cats hate.

You can find Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo for Cats on Chewy.com right now for $2.08 (prices are subject to change).  You can get free shipping with orders of $49 or more. 

FTC Disclosure: We received a 10-ounce bottle of Burt's Bees Waterless Shampoo for Cats for a fair and honest review as part of the Chewy Influencer Blogger Outreach Program.  Receiving the waterless shampoo did not influence my (or my cats') opinions in any way.  All opinions expressed on Fur Everywhere are our won.  

12 comments:

  1. I can see that you wanted to make this work but Lita was salted by the noise. A bit of feedback the company might welcome and consider I think. Burt's Bees are a very reputable brand.

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  2. I think it's a great idea to clean the fur if needed since most cats hate water. I wonder if you can apply the shampoo without the spraying (maybe pat it gently on?) to avoid that reaction many cats have to the spraying sound. sound. Just a thought since it's a good idea. Thanks for the review.

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  3. I would try pouring some into your palm and then rubbing on the furs...maybe that would help the fear factor to be averted.

    Pawppy uses a human Burt's Bees body wash, and petcretary likes their lip balms. They make lots of pet products too.

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  4. My Dad gave me a bath once, he was forever getting that fur off of his tongue. We didn't know they made cat shampoo, they are a good company.

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  5. I use waterless shampoo on Evan on occasion because, due to his hind limb paralysis, he sometimes to get urine and feces on himself when using the bathroom. One of the things that always irritates him the most is that spraying sound. I tried this shampoo out this month as well, and it worked great in cleaning him up, but I would also love a waterless shampoo that somehow doesn't have such a distinctive sound. I even tried spraying it onto my hands or a cloth in another room, but Evan always hears it and then goes running. He runs so fast for a paralyzed little fella.

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  6. LOL, Brian's comment above! My cats would hate the spray noise too.

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  7. Some kitties do get scared of spraying sounds - it sounds like hissing. In fact, that spraying sound is one of the things my breeder works on desensitizing her kittens to, because some of the grooming products for shows make that sound.

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  8. I'd probably take off if I heard dat sound.

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  9. I just added a bottle of this to my next order, but I think I'll try spraying it into my hands and rubbing it on Mudpie instead. I have a feeling the spray would freak her out too.

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  10. Yeah, I can see how the hiss of the spray would scare Lita.

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  11. We may have to check this out. None of us like baths so this might be a good solution.

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  12. Wish this product would have worked better for you Sierra. P SH has dandruff so I'm looking for something waterless to use on him....he would not like the sound or combing either.... *sighs*

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