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Old 23.11.2011, 18:29
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Re: Dirty lazy old cat

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So I gave her a shower.

She used to be shaved to answer someone's question. But now that she is old, I don't want to shave her to not stress her (well, she never been stressed by it to be honest...)

So anyways, I put her in the shower (a place she loves to be) and I cleaned her.

As expected, she acted like a lady and waited patiently for me to be done with it.

She is now under our dinner table redoing the job at her standard. (I think she wasn't too much impressed.)
I have a feeling she appreciates having been washed by you. Perhaps she is too weak to do it herself now. I remember you posting she wasn't well.
When my cat was on kidney medication (well, urinary tract food to be precise), he peed on himself and didn't lick it off afterwards. He was totally oblivious, which is unlike him. I suspected that the problem was that his urine had become completely odourless and he could not feel (smell) what he was doing. I used wipes on him too. Fortunately, he does not do that any more. Is everything OK with your cat's sense of smell?
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Old 23.11.2011, 19:08
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I have a feeling she appreciates having been washed by you. Perhaps she is too weak to do it herself now. I remember you posting she wasn't well.
When my cat was on kidney medication (well, urinary tract food to be precise), he peed on himself and didn't lick it off afterwards. He was totally oblivious, which is unlike him. I suspected that the problem was that his urine had become completely odourless and he could not feel (smell) what he was doing. I used wipes on him too. Fortunately, he does not do that any more. Is everything OK with your cat's sense of smell?
Seeing how she tries to get my son's chicken & vegetables purée, I'll believe her sense of smell is doing fine.

She is very happy actually, she has a very bright, shiny and nice smell fur. She also got a good brushing. Happy happy kitty!
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Well that is excellent news, as quite recently you thought she was on her very last legs and ready to 'leave' you. Hope she keeps happily going for a while, even if she is a little scruffy.
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Old 23.11.2011, 20:25
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She does... She took a bit a weight, not much but enough to see the little difference. The very hot summer was rough on her.
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Nil, would your cat tolerate being vacuumed? My mum's neighbour's cat, as well as my grandmother's really fluffy dog used to love a quick whiz over with the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner.

My grandmother's dog used to subtly poke the nozzle with her paw to send it in the right direction, either a kick up to her neck/collar area or round to her lower back / hips.

Animals are weird, aren't they?
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I gave my cat a wet bath from a few months old till I lost him (on average monthly). Yeah he didn't like it, but didn't mind it too much. Was miserable during the drying time, but always seemed happy with the new luscious shinny coat.

On that note, if one is to try it out, make sure you are in total alpha (hehehe x-thread reference) control during the bath. If kitty feels a weakness and tries to make a break for it, you will get some nasty deep claw marks over your shoulder and back, and torn-up t-shirt.

Still always fun to deal with that poor wet pussy.
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