How long after flea treatment can I bathe my cat


When you got your two kittens, they were originally strays. You took them to the vet, and the vet gave you a 2-in-1 flea treatment that also prevents heartworms. They advised you to bathe them three days later using Dawn dish soap.

Now, you’re wondering if bathing them with Dawn dish soap is still necessary after several months, especially since they no longer have fleas.

The question boils down to whether bathing your cats after preventative flea treatment is still needed when they no longer have fleas.

Hey there,
It is recommended to wait for at least 24-48 hours after applying flea medication to your cat before bathing them as this gives the medication time to dry and fully absorb your cat’s skin and coat, so that it can effectively kill fleas and prevent future infestations.

Bathing cats with Dawn dish soap is generally not necessary as part of regular grooming, especially if they no longer have fleas.
For cats that have had flea treatment and are now flea-free, regular bathing is not usually required. Cats are quite proficient at grooming themselves and maintaining their cleanliness without the need for frequent baths. If your cats are indoor pets and do not get into substances that they cannot safely groom off themselves, it’s likely that they won’t need baths with Dawn or any other soap