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Kitten diaper rash. What to use?

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Our one rescue, Dork, has some serious poo problems. Runny doesn't even come close. He had a serious worm infestation that has just made going potty a misery for him. (Oh, he's about 8 weeks old) His little bum is red and swollen and it's been so long since I had a kitten with a sore bum, I can't remember what to use. Would regular baby powder be ok or maybe human baby diaper rash cream? Anything? I just washed him in lukewarm water as he made a mess all over himself. I dried his bum off the best I could but he's pretty ticked at me now.

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
A search on the site showed that a couple of people had success with desitin diaper rash cream.

Good luck!
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A search on the site showed that a couple of people had success with desitin diaper rash cream.

Good luck!
That is what I used on my bottle baby, it worked really well
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For what it's worth a day or 2 ago I read that a dab of olive oil helps soothe a sore kitten bottom. I wish I could remember which site. Sorry. Good luck.
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Thread Starter 
Thank you! I actually have Desitin in the nursery. I just thought he'd end up licking it off? I'll wipe a small dab on him in a few moments. I've just been keeping the area as dry as I can.
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DO NOT USE DESITIN ON KITTENS!!! The main ingredient in Desitin is zinc oxide which is EXTREMELY TOXIC to cats, especially kittens.  If ingested (which it probably will be due to grooming or other kittens in the litter) it can be FATAL. Google it and you will find this out.  Use a thin coat of petroleum jelly, vaseline or olive oil, but PLEASE no Desitin!!!

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