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Removing engine oil off cat's fur?

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Moln Sun 21-Dec-14 18:54:48

He's come home with a patch, about 10p size on his back (not in the licking zone thankfully) and on the tip of one ear.

Anyone advise how to removing it?

BaffledSomeMore Sun 21-Dec-14 18:57:51

Iirc either rub butter in and wash out or Fairy Liquid and rinse.
One of mine regularly used to get covered in oil.

Moln Sun 21-Dec-14 19:01:32

Pure fairy liquid? Then wash.

Not sure which of us will enjoy this the least!!!!

Hassled Sun 21-Dec-14 19:05:24

Swarfega works. You need to be trapped in a small room (bathroom), wear rubber gloves and probably take paracetamol first.

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 21-Dec-14 19:08:51

Washing up liquid is what we use in the clinic to remove oil. It s really really important that the cat does not ingest any of the oil. It can take repeated washings and in between our patients would wear a buster collar to prevent licking.
Engine oil can do really nasty things to the cats stomach lining.

Moln Sun 21-Dec-14 19:28:51

I bet it does, quiet confident he didn't lick it. Thankfully there isn't a huge amount.

It is done now, I'm now officially parnoid there's Fairy still on his fur and he'll get ill from that. Especially as he wasn't licking himself and now he is (whilst I was washing the Fairy out he licked my hand - wasn't expecting that!!!)

BaffledSomeMore Sun 21-Dec-14 19:53:46

A little bit of Fairy liquid shouldn't hurt him.
When daftcat used to get covered I used to wash him in a pillowcase smile

Moln Mon 22-Dec-14 20:18:55

Thanks for the advice - he's oil free now thankfully!!!

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