by KC
(London, UK)

My indoor cat seems to be fastidiously clean - apart from her backside. She often has dried poop ("dangleberries") in the fur around her bottom. I have tried to clean this off a hundred times with wet wipes but when I do, this normally gentle and affectionate cat protests loudly, spins around and practically attacks me, making the job impossible. Any ideas? I can't have her wandering around the house like this.

Answer by KAte
Umm a tricky problem if the cat is not that keen on it.

i must admit that i have been lucky enough never having to do this for my cats.

perhaps someone else who visits this site will be able to suggest something.

All i can say is that you may have to get someone else to hold her and cover her head with a towel wipe you quickly and gently wipe away.

of course it may be that the hair around her back area is slightly too long. A groomers will be able to trim this for you and this should help prevent the problem.

best wishes Kate

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by: Rachel

Our long-haired cat had a real dangleberry issue this week. My husband held his bottom over the sink while I took the hand-held sprayer and sprayed water on his bottom until most of them washed off. Then I took some tea-tree shampoo and washed it. AFter that, I trimmed anything leftover. I guess we will have to start keeping the fur on his bottom trimmed up now.

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