Utterly hacked off with that cat.

(13 Posts)
catkitson Sun 10-Mar-13 09:21:00

Do not ever use scissors to cut a cat's fur, it is really easy to cut them as their skin is so thin, and to inflict a really nasty large cut.

Either use pet clippers or have it done at the vets. Just clipping his rear end will help.

onefewernow Sat 09-Mar-13 19:36:17

It's good to know he may grow out of it- I wasn't hopeful at 7 months .

More today. I will try the wet wipes idea. Although there does seem to be a lot of it.

Thanks everyone .

Freyaee Sat 09-Mar-13 09:43:01

Our cat (normal short haired moggy!) has has similar problems, he just doesn't clean his bum like other cats I've had. He too sometimes gets poo on the carpet or on our bed, which is irritating to say the least but I've got used to (and quick at) cleaning it up now. I just use wet wipes on his bum when I notice he needs it. I'm afraid it's just part of owning a pet - sometimes you'll have to deal with poo! If it helps our cat has got much better as he's got older. Though he did once manage to get poo halfway up the wall which was actually quite impressive!
I would avoid pillowcase, would think that would really upset the kitten. He hasn't done anything wrong.

Freyaee Sat 09-Mar-13 09:42:57

Our cat (normal short haired moggy!) has has similar problems, he just doesn't clean his bum like other cats I've had. He too sometimes gets poo on the carpet or on our bed, which is irritating to say the least but I've got used to (and quick at) cleaning it up now. I just use wet wipes on his bum when I notice he needs it. I'm afraid it's just part of owning a pet - sometimes you'll have to deal with poo! If it helps our cat has got much better as he's got older. Though he did once manage to get poo halfway up the wall which was actually quite impressive!
I would avoid pillowcase, would think that would really upset the kitten. He hasn't done anything wrong.

cozietoesie Fri 08-Mar-13 11:02:33

I'd wait and see what happens after the neutering. Get him clipped while he's there and use the absence to do a deep clean of the affected places.

onefewernow Fri 08-Mar-13 10:45:09

It seems to be whole lump. Sorry if tmi.

More today. And all over the office again.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 07-Mar-13 14:47:30

Because they have long hair round their anus. The poo catches sometimes. 4 out of 4 chinchillas in our house would get poo on the fur.

onefewernow Thu 07-Mar-13 09:17:55

Fluffy cloud- why can't they help it?

onefewernow Thu 07-Mar-13 09:17:01

Thanks all.

I will try those suggestions. The comb idea sounds good. Also a pillow case may help if it doesn't distress him- especially as I'm bearing scars from Saturdays efforts.

Also having him neutered next Wednesday so may ask vet for assistance on clipping.

bonzo77 Wed 06-Mar-13 14:25:48

Clip the fur round its bum. Stick it head first in a pillow case with arse hanging out. Get someone to hold tight and then do it with scissors or clippers if you have them.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 06-Mar-13 11:36:51

We had chinchilla Persians, I would use a metal toothed comb to get poo off with. Thy cant help it really.

We only bathed them if it was a loose motion.

ISeeSmallPeople Wed 06-Mar-13 10:44:30

If he's been on the rug before, it smells to him like his toilet. I'd get rid of the rug.

As for the long hair & poo...hairclips? smile

onefewernow Wed 06-Mar-13 10:37:58

Hi

I have had a kitten, who is how 7.5 months old- born 1 August. He is three quarters persian, and fairly long haired (not very long haired though)

He is a total nightmare with his toileting habits. For ages we have had to confine him to the office/utility room, other than for a couple of hours in the evening, as he will not refrain from using a rug in the smaller front room. It is not an issue of a clean tray, or a catflap, or knowing where the tray is- we've done all that, and more.

He has now added a new issue to the mix. When he defecates, he manages half the time to get lumps stuck to his rear end, which he cannot remove. Even when he doesnt have that issue, he doesnt clean there at all.

The outcome of this is me spending time at least three times a week, with his rear end over the utility room sink, which I pick off the offending material and wash him down, whilst he yells the place dowm and tries to escape and scratch. Then cleaning up any area where he has sat.

I just cant go on like this, and dont know what to do, or how to stop him.

The vet is of course always happy to see him, and try this, that and the other, but all to no avail and at huge cost as well. I would send him to a farm, tbh, if I thought the toilet training was the only issue, but lets face it, he couldnt look after himself in such an environment.

Interestingly, my other older cat is long haired too, and female, and does nothing of the sort, or ever did.

Any ideas?

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