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Too overweight to groom

Fat Cat
December 7th, 2005, 07:19 PM
I have a cat who is overweight and cannot groom herself around her private area. (She is on lite food & Vet diet food, but is still 20 lbs)
Sometime she is pretty stinky because she has a lot dry urine around the area. Will this cause any health problem for her?

Right now, it's a problem for my husband and I. I don't want to give her baths very often, because I heard that's not good for cats. Is that true?

Any other suggestions? We use baby wipes but it's not working...probably because we don't use it often enough.

susieqt
December 7th, 2005, 07:27 PM
I would suggest you go to a groomer and have them shave the area around her bum and vagina short; this will help elimanate any waste that might get caught there and using a baby wipe will be much easier then.

Lucky Rescue
December 7th, 2005, 07:45 PM
Your cat's obesity is more dangerous than her not being able to groom her butt.

Heart disease, diabetes and joint problems can ensue.

I would take her off the dry food and feed canned. I've never seen a fat cat who ate canned only.