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Cleaning a cats bum

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by kittencapes, Dec 31, 2011.


  1. kittencapes

    kittencapes PetForums Member

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    Hi,

    Slightly unpleasant post:eek:, but what is the best way to clean a cats bum? Gus gets an upset tummy sometimes and as he has long hair he often gets a mucky bum. Normally I fill a bowl with water and cat shampoo, and wipe his bum with an old towel, but I wondered if there was anything better. I have looked for wipes in the pet shop, but nothing seems very effective.

    Unfortunately he isn't terribly fussy over washing, unlike his brother, so he needs a little help!

    Thanks

    :eek:
     
  2. Jenny1966

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    Paddypaws PetForums VIP

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    I use a weak solution of Johnsons baby shampoo and a soft wash cloth.
     
  4. Scarlett20

    Scarlett20 PetForums Senior

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    Unless you are going to give the cat a full bath, I think that applying water to the dirty area really just tends to spread the mess. So what I do is to sprinkle some non-perfumed talc ( for example 'Simple' ) and rub it into the area with a piece of kitchen roll. This dries the mess and a short time afterwards you are able to comb it out. Obviously it is best to keep one special comb in reserve for this duty

    This technique does sound a bit odd, but I find it very effective on our 2 Persian kittens.
     
  5. amszephyr

    amszephyr PetForums Junior

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    On the (very infrequent) occasions my two have come in with less-than-spotless rear ends, I just give a quick wipe with a baby wipe then dispose in a nappy sack (which I already keep for litter tray emptying). I'm sure I'm not the only pet owner who shops in the baby aisle of the supermarket!
     
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    marleyboo PetForums Senior

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    same as the othe rladies suggested ...

    im interested in the non water soloution shall have to investigate :biggrin:

    marley had a bath 2 nights ago same problem :shocked: you know youd think theyd wipe their own bottoms :skep:xx
     
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