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Fluffy cat - dirty bum

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pinkpixie83 Tue 31-Jan-17 16:55:33

Have spoken to the vet and they've suggested dealing with it myself!!

It appears she was taken away from mum a bit early and isn't great on cleaning down there!

Do I wash or trim? What's the easiest and less painful route? If it makes any difference I'm the only adult!

Toddlerteaplease Tue 31-Jan-17 18:56:11

Trim it. One of my long hairs had a dirty bum last week and I took her to the vet who happily cleaned her up and trimmed her bum. My girls will sit beautifully still at the vets rather than it being a battle of wills at home. So for me it worth the small amount they charge for it.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 31-Jan-17 18:57:08

I'm on my own and although mine are very good. It would definitely be a two Person job!

pinkpixie83 Tue 31-Jan-17 19:07:17

I did ask at the vet but they suggested I should do it at home - going to have to give it a go aren't I?

RubbishMantra Tue 31-Jan-17 19:51:25

You could always book her in with a groomer, for a hygiene cut.

If you DIY, don't use scissors, and ensure the trimmer has a guard on it. Cats' skin is really delicate, and they don't show pain like humans do.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 31-Jan-17 20:23:46

Find a vet that will do it. No reason why they shouldn't. Or yes find a groomer. Mine have one.

StillMedusa Tue 31-Jan-17 23:57:13

I trim my cats bum fur (Maine Coons and VERY fluffy bums).Not too short as I don't want to risk cutting them but down to an inch or so. I do it when they are asleep :D

I have shampooed them before now but believe me, trimming is easier (and less painful..for you!)

FuzzyWizard Wed 01-Feb-17 17:08:23

I have a Maine Coon and she has a ridiculously fluffy rear end. Trimming is definitely easier than cleaning although mine generally keeps herself clean without intervention from me. When she's had a bad tummy (or managed to sit on a plate with a sticky chilli jam on) cutting it out was far easier than washing it out. I also keep some pure water baby wipes just in case.

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