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Motor oil on cats fur

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by 3moggies, Jul 16, 2019.


  1. 3moggies

    3moggies PetForums Junior

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    one of my cats has come home with oil on her, she’s completely fine no scuffed nails or injuries. I believe she’s just brushed against it under a car. She has a patch on her head, one of her front paws where she’s tried to clean it and her tail.

    Does anyone know the best way to remove it?
     
  2. Shrike

    Shrike Brooke's faithful manservant

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    I'd phone the vet right away as she has been grooming it off. They will probably best advise on cleaning her too.
    Just as an aside I have a bottle of cat shampoo and a lampshade collar just in case this ever happens.
    I think human shampoo is too harsh for cats, though baby shampoo should be alright.
     
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  3. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    Don't let her lick it. Cut off the fur which is oily and wash the fur with vegetable oil and rinse it thoroughly
     
  4. 3moggies

    3moggies PetForums Junior

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    Thanks both for you replies. I have used oil to remove the majority of the motor oil which has worked, cut away anything I couldn’t get off and used some warm water to remove the excess oil that was on her fur.

    I now have an unamused cat feeling very sorry for herself :oops:
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  5. Bertie'sMum

    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    Oh bless - she does look sorry for herself !

    One of my cats once fell into a large hole being dug in a neighbours garden prior to them installing a pond - as we lived in clay based area he came out looking as though he had rolled in the contents of a baby's nappy :eek: It took me quite a while (and a very large towel) to get him into the bathroom sink to rinse all the clay off - he didn't talk to me for the best part of a week :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  6. BarneyBobCat

    BarneyBobCat Slave to an AcroCat

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    Poor kitty! It's for the best though
     
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