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My cat brought me a bundle of joy...

peteaboda1peteaboda1 Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
...that was stuck to his ass. Honestly, is there any way to prevent my cat from occasionally having dung stuck to his backside? He is such a fluffy fucker that it is understandable that when he conjures up one of these things it could potentially stay in the thicket, but is there any way to prevent it? I mean other than trimming back there, which I honestly would prefer not to do. The only solutions I see are ones I'd rather not do.

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    KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    Just shave his butt.

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    RipsawRipsaw Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    hahaha.

    That's why I have five short-hairs.

    1. Trade in your cat for a short-hair.
    2. Train your cat to wipe when he's done.
    3. Shave his butt.

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    TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Just trim his butt. It's not that hard.

    Also, get some higher-quality cat food so his poops are harder and less inclined to get stuck.

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    peteaboda1peteaboda1 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah, I prefer to give him dry food (it is what he has been eating for 9 years). For some reason my dad has been a wuss and has been buying him wet food this year.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Man this happened to my cat just the other day. Poor guy was so embarassed. He sat with his butt to the wall for a long time. And he really didn't like me trying to trim it out.

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    EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I call 'em dingleberries, and any cat can get 'em. My fluffier cat had a bit of an upset tummy for a while so would often get a couple diarrhea globs around his butt that he refused to clean. But my other cat, with super-short hair, got one once as well -- freaked him the hell out. He was running around thumping his butt on the ground trying to shake it off his fur.

    With you, if your dad gave him wet food it's more likely tied to the change in diet -- the change is giving his body a little bit of a workout, and his poop is runnier. If he had these before, then it's more likely tied to a lower-quality food. They make both wet and dry food that's grain-free, with no corn filler, and that's really the ideal for cats. It makes their poops firmer and less stinky/sticky.

    So if it's just since your dad started giving him wet, either switch back to the dry to see if it fixes it, or switch to a higher quality wet food.


    My story with my fluffy guy was that he loves kibble, to the point that he would avoid other, better foods. I wanted to switch him over to a half-raw diet, though, but it was making his tummy a little upset if he ate it all by itself, so what I started to do was mix up a small amount of their raw food with their wet food. He ate it up, and I've been able to equalize my two cats' diets, with no poop problems since.

    So tell your dad not to change up their diets, and that if you want to give them some "treat meals," do it gradually. Say, get a small can and split it across two days, or mix in some kibble with the wet food.

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