Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
At 7 weeks she's still a very little baby and hasn't completely figured out the finer points of ye olde spit bath yet. When I've had very young fosters in I often had to give them a 'bottom end' bath to get them clean again. I would fill a basin with nice warm water and maybe use a little pet shampoo, dunk in their bottom end, and gently wash off the poo. Make sure you wrap her up in a warm towel afterwards to dry off so she doesn't get cold.
Another option are animal wipes that folk on here often use (not available here in NZ) or baby wipes, but I find the mini bath works better for me. It's important to keep her clean because that's how she learns that being clean is the desirable & normal way to be. You may need to be 'mama cat' for her for a little while until she starts to get it right consistently. Some kittens do just take longer to figure this all out.
It's also not uncommon for them to walk in their poo by mistake and my Mr Tyrion used to 'forget' to hold his tail up out of the way when he was learning all about toileting - DOH!
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RIP Miss Effie, Mme Coco, Basil, Horse & Toby
Be Happy in your new forever home Mr Tyrion