Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
You don't have to shave the whole back end. Get some blunt-nose moustache scissors, and trim back the fur as close as you can get about 1 in. back from around the anus. This will make a big difference. If the fur's really long and poop still getting caught, trim back the breeches a little bit as well and it won't spoil the look. Rather than using "wipes" for a bad mess if stool is soft and into the fur, wash her bottom with a washcloth with a little liquid soap on it, rinse well, and pat dry with a towel. Restrain her by a football-hold under one arm while she has her hind feet on the rim of a sink, but before you start close the bathroom door first, so if she wriggles free you're not having to chase her all over the house. Always praise and reward her with a treat afterward, and the cat shouldn't be bothered too much by this.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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Last edited by catloverami; 04-08-2012 at 07:59 AM.