How to wipe their bums?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
July 28, 2012 5:47pm CST
Patches climbed up on my bed, and walked by she had a piece of poop on her fur on her butt. I;ve been running around after her to get it out, and wipe there. She wont let me near her butt long enough. I don't want to leave it, and I don;t know if this is another problem or she just leaned against the side of the litter box, and being longer fur it got stuck.
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@PoppaDave (438)
• United States
29 Jul 12
you can get me laughin,ha ha, trim the butt, save this problem,haha,
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@Hatley (154965)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jul 12
now theres a really quick solution. awhile back I got some chewing gum stuck in my long hair so thats what I did just wwhacked the bit with the gum off with sharp scisors and it was not even noticeable at all.
@Axai2012 (371)
28 Jul 12
Hi 911Ricki, I'm not really sure how to wipe their bums. They usually know how to take care of that themselves. They do all this licking and shaking themselves to get it off. Well when it gets stuck, I think you really have to take it off manually.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
28 Jul 12
Yes, they usually go it themselves, but this in a spot where I dont know if she could get it. I may wait until shes napping, and take a damp cloth and wipe it off.
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@riyauro (6431)
• India
28 Jul 12
haha. that's funny. what you gonna do now? think you must give her a bath. it will come out, if she is not letting you touch her to remove the poop. try it
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
28 Jul 12
She loves sitting watchign while you have a bath, so while she's napping I was going to go wipe it off.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Jul 12
This might seem real cruel but... A friend of mine had a cat who had this and we had to trap her in the bathroom take toilet paper and get it off then wash her little bum with water. She was not a happy cat and didn't like us for awhile... but it worked.
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
28 Jul 12
Eww. I've had to do that before. I just grab the cat and a wet wipe and wiped her butt. Another alternative is giving your cat a bath.
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• United States
19 Aug 12
ugh.that's usually a 2 person job. i usually have my husband corral the cat while i wipe. one of my previous cats managed to ingest human hair all the time (cleaning himself on the blanket?)and would have a string like christmas popcorn.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
31 Jul 12
Oh my gosh, this is one of the things about pets that really does drive me nuts. For the most part this is not a problem with our pets because of the fact that all of our pets are short-haired except for one of our dogs. What I have found is a great help for wiping her bottom when she does have a piece of fecal matter that gets stuck to her butt is to use a baby wipe. I always keep a package of baby wipes at my house just for that reason. This is an inexpensive fix and the animals tend to like it as well.
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
30 Jul 12
I know I shouldn't laugh, but after all the years I have spent living with cats I've learned about cleaning and wiping the cat's fanny. I've had to deal with everything from dirty pucker strings (well hey, you look at the exit hole it does look like it's been puckered and has been tied by a string!) to grabbing that dangling poop that makes them hop across the house like a rabbit. I usually will call them (hiding the item I am going to use to clean their bum) and then I will wrap my left arm around their mid section in a way that I can also hold their tail out of the way. Then I will use a damp paper towel to wipe the area and a dry one to dry it off. If you don't restrain the cat you'll be chasing them until Saint Swiven's day!!! I had one cat that ate the string that my Mom used to tie the turkey legs and wings for roasting. Talk about a challenge!!! I finally caught the cat, got the string in a paper towel and then turned the cat lose. He took off like a rocket and I had about 18 inches of string to dispose of! Then there was the cat that had some how got one of my long hairs in his system. I spotted the cat doing the "bunny hop" across the yard. I managed to catch him and got the dangling poop in a paper towel and pulled the hair out. Willy isn't too good about cleaning his bum, so at least once a week I do a "spot cleaning". I get him up on the counter and use a damp paper towel to clean and then one to dry. (Sorry about the pun about "spot cleaning"! I couldn't resist!!) Don't bathe the cat unless she or he really needs it. Cats can catch a cold very easily if they're bathed and not dried thoroughly and kept warm. As all the vet books say, don't bathe a cat unless they are so dirty that they can't bathe themselves. I had only one cat that I would bathe, and that was one of my Siamese. He was a flea magnet and I would run a nice warm bath and he would jump in and purr like crazy! I would have the water up to his chin and he would relax in it until I was sure that all the fleas were killed. (I don't like using flea sprays...they contain harsh chemicals that can make the cat horribly ill if they are allergic.) She might have had a runny poop, but if she is eating fine and conducting her life as usual, don't worry about the poopie bum. Hope I've helped some...by the way, avoid using soap when you wipe the bum. Soap is a bit harsh for that area...plus if they happen to fart they may blow bubbles... (sorry, another one I couldn't resist!)
@roberten (3134)
• United States
29 Jul 12
A lot of cats have this problem. You can help them out by carefully trimming their fur in this area. You are best off to let the kitty lie down and gently remove poop while relaxed. Have scissors near just in case you need to cut it in order to remove.
@Hatley (154965)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jul 12
Hi Ricki oh poor Patches she probably brushed against the side of her litter box. Cats are generally so clean but it would be pretty hard for her to reach her bum. so guess you are elected to be the poop remover lol. sneak up on her while asleep thats one way.
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
29 Jul 12
Oh it happens from time to time, and it is just a simple solution. I always took her into the bathroom and got it with a wet piece of paper towel and then try to wash it abit just with plain water, and perhaps if the hair is long there you can be careful to cut parts of it out too, it will grow back. Otherwise a bath is in order, but we all know how much most cats hate that, LOL. Good luck.