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Posted by: Curious | 2010-08-06

Do cats need a bath post diarreah?

Hi Doc
I know cats are very clean animals, always bathing themselves.

My 8 week old tabby is busy recovering from diarreah and his " behind"  is now a bit dirty with wet/dry feces.

With what can I bath / wipe is bud and is it necessary? (I''m a hygiene freek and can''t stand looking at it :) )

Thank you so much

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Hi Curious

Yes it is advisable to clean the cats behind. You need to wet the area 1st to soften the faeces and then wash with an animal shampoo. A bath partial bath would be a good idea

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Posted by: Anon | 2010-08-06

You should be able to wipe with a dampened washcloth or cottonwool. Don''t use anything strong like soap as this will irritate the very senstitive skin on that area. Nothing wrong with being grossed out by it - it''s quite understandable. And, it may even be making kitty uncomfortable too!

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Posted by: Cybervet | 2010-08-06

Hi Curious

Yes it is advisable to clean the cats behind. You need to wet the area 1st to soften the faeces and then wash with an animal shampoo. A bath partial bath would be a good idea

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