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poopy "cling-ons"!!!!

post #1 of 15
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I don't know if this is the right forum, but where else would something like this go???? Yesterday while I was in the bathroom fixing my hair I looked up and saw Chloe laying in the floor trying to clean herself in the butt area, but looking a little closer I realized that she had a "cling-on" (a ball of poop still hanging on!) and she was trying to clean it. YUCK!!! (Not with the same tongue that gives me kisses!?!?!?!) When I reached to pick her up she decided to play "catch-me-if-you-can" and jumped up on my bed, ran across it and off the other side where I finally snagged her while keeping my fingers crossed that nothing got on my bed spread! I ended up using those Cottonelle moist wipes to de-cling her and wipe her bottom. We recovered from that and I decided that this means I really am in training for motherhood! But I have been noticing though that she sometimes does have a dirty bottom (lots of brown specks down there) and wondered if this means anything? What do you guys think? Also, how much do you think a "normal" cat poops? It just seems like she poops more than a human, although I guess it's hard to compare what ends up in the toilet vs. a litter box! (Sorry for the thoughts!
post #2 of 15
usually they take care of it and clean it up themselves. if they aren't it could be an anal gland problem but it is probably just something that wil happen now and then with a cat that has thick longer fur. you can keep that fur trimmed short if you like, that is what I do with my himalayan. but if it rarely happens, she mostly likely would have taken care of it, baby wipes are a good idea though, didn't even think of that.

doesnt it figure though, the time they have something gross like poop cling-ons, is just when they want to play catch me if you can and tear around the house and the bed and everything else you don't want poop on heh.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Okay, you say she would have taken care of it herself? Does that mean she actually would have um, (eeewwwww...)eaten it???? PUHLEASE tell me no!!! What would she have done????
As soon as school starts back next week I think I'll take her to the vet tech program there to get her trimmed a little in that area. That may help.
post #4 of 15
well, i mean, cats do that kind of stuff, as do most animals. if it was a huge big dry chunk probably not, but she would have pulled it off if she could. if it was small or crumbled or soft, then ya some would have gotten swallowed. mother cats do that with their kittens because they have to lick that area on the kittens since they can't go on their owns and then she cleans up after them.
post #5 of 15
I''m assuming she's a longhair cat - just trim the back end short and you won't have that problem. I know some persian breeders who keep the hair short if the cat is not being shown or is retired from show - its a lot easier to keep clean.
post #6 of 15
I'm having the same problem with Tia this morning. Was planning to ask her vet about it this morning when she has her check up. It must have happened during the night because it's pretty well dried so I tried brushing it out. Got a lot of it, but she's not very cooperative so I'm not getting as much as I would like. She's a Ragdoll and has very long hair. Have to admit I'm worried about trying to trim a squirming cat's butt. How exactly should I do this??

Beth
(Tia's mom)
post #7 of 15
Huggy and Taralen have a similar problem (both longhair) we trim a little fur down there sometimes and sometimes just get a baby wipe to clean the back of there legs
post #8 of 15
The vet's assistant shaved the hair and trimmed Tia's feathers to help her avoid the poopy clings. She said I can bring her in when it starts to be a problem or do it myself. I think I'll just pay the extra few bucks and let them do it.

Beth
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by bmmac
I'm having the same problem with Tia this morning. Was planning to ask her vet about it this morning when she has her check up. It must have happened during the night because it's pretty well dried so I tried brushing it out. Got a lot of it, but she's not very cooperative so I'm not getting as much as I would like. She's a Ragdoll and has very long hair. Have to admit I'm worried about trying to trim a squirming cat's butt. How exactly should I do this??

Beth
(Tia's mom)
I have done this before and it is best if you can get someone to help you by holding on to the cat's front end while you snip (carefully!) away at the back end. I had to wake up my OH one Saturday morning (years ago) to help me do this job after our cat had sat down on her poo in the tray! He wasn't best pleased....but we got the job done.
post #10 of 15
OH I hate hate cling-ons!!!
post #11 of 15
Sleeves gets this at least once a week Id say, esp if he has a touch of diorrhea... I have to chase him with a wet piece of kitchen roll before he gets it on anything, like my carpet...
One night I woke up to him biting my arm and realised there was poop on the bed and on the side of the litter box and the carpet, he was obviously trying to wipe it off and had got in an awful mess and it was like he was trying to wake up up to say Mum Im dirty fix me
post #12 of 15
Prego occassionally gets cling-ons. I just wipe them off.
post #13 of 15
you should keep the hair down there short in order to avoid "cling-ons"
post #14 of 15
There's two in my house that get this - mother and son. SH & LH!

Drives me batty
post #15 of 15
my kitty gets those too- I end up having to pull them off of her or cutting off the little piece of fur its stuck on.
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