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Cat has just come home covered in petrol

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AngieBolen Mon 13-Nov-17 17:18:10

And run off again as he somehow managed to escape through the locked cat flap.

I've tried wiping with Ecover washing up liquid and will give it another go when he comes in again.

Is there anything else I should do?


Swizzlesticks23 Mon 13-Nov-17 17:18:44

I don't know but good luck flowers

BritInUS1 Mon 13-Nov-17 17:19:22

I would keep an eye on him and if he gets sick take him straight to the vet x

BritInUS1 Mon 13-Nov-17 17:20:07

This might help

Justbookedasummmerholiday Mon 13-Nov-17 17:20:18

You need proper washing up liquid to remove it.

katymac Mon 13-Nov-17 17:20:49

I think he needs the vet tbh - he will try and lick himself clean

& how did it happen?

katymac Mon 13-Nov-17 17:21:38

I mean does it need to be reported to the police in case there is someone out there being evil

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 13-Nov-17 17:21:47

Are you calling him in? He'll try to lick it off & then he's in trouble.

scurryfunge Mon 13-Nov-17 17:22:04

I think you should try and bath him. It will be difficult and a two person job with gloves. Poor thing. There is a risk if he starts grooming and ingests the petrol.

katymac Mon 13-Nov-17 17:23:57

look here

thecatneuterer Mon 13-Nov-17 17:30:18

You need to find him and take him to the emergency vet. Don't wait till tomorrow

TheLongRider Mon 13-Nov-17 17:33:39

One of my mogs came home last winter with his back paws covered in engine oil. I managed to grab him and wrap him in a sacrificial towel and scrubbed off most if the oil
Then I put him in about 4" water in the bath. I wet him and shampooed him several times with cheap Aldi shampoo. He was very good and didn't mind the bath but it took two of us to dry him with a hairdryer. He needed another toweling down but most of the oil had gone. He didn't get a chance to try and wash himself and suffered no ill effects. He did remove most of his tail hair over the next few months and it's only regained its former glory recently.

LynetteScavo Mon 13-Nov-17 17:36:26

The stuff was that creosote? Is petrol clear?


TheLongRider Mon 13-Nov-17 17:36:37

Having said all that, get him to a vet if you can. My cat arrived home well after closing time and there was nothing else I could do at that time. I did phone the vet the following morning but there was nothing else they could suggest.

Veterinari Mon 13-Nov-17 17:37:02

Proper washing up liquid ASAP and straight to the vet. Petrol is toxic if ingested but can also burn skin. Good luck OP

Lordasriel Mon 13-Nov-17 17:39:39

Vet. Straight away.

WitchBitchHarpyTerfThatsMe Mon 13-Nov-17 17:39:54

My cat once came home covered in engine oil and the vet advised me to rub swarfega into his fur then rinse it. It was a bit of a task but it did work.

Oops4 Mon 13-Nov-17 18:01:20

Our cat walked through thick exterior gloss paint once and we contacted vet who advised we had to bring her in and they shaved her paws. Only thing that would have taken it off was white spirit but that was just as toxic.

LynetteScavo Mon 13-Nov-17 21:21:06

It's creosote, not petrol blush

He's had 3 baths and seems OK - he's not too adverse to water & is now wrapped in a towel. I don't think he licked any...I'll keep an eye on him and take him to the vet tomorrow if he doesn't seem OK.

picklemepopcorn Mon 13-Nov-17 21:59:38

Are you the op having a name change fail, Lynnette? If so I’m glad you,ev caught him!

katymac Mon 13-Nov-17 22:04:59

I hope it's fence paint/stain rather than creosote as I thought that was really dangerous

Poor pussy I hope he is OK tomorrow

katymac Tue 14-Nov-17 09:34:39

How is your cat today? Hope he is good

LynetteScavo Tue 14-Nov-17 18:03:29

Yep, name change massive fail blushgrin

Cat seems absolutely fine. smile

katymac Tue 14-Nov-17 18:05:42


reallyreallyreallytired Tue 14-Nov-17 18:06:16

You need fairy washing up liquid. It's the brand that sea rescue wildlife charities use as it works the best

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