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Very disgusting little kitty

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hi, my 8 week persian is getting a lot of poo stuck on her hairs and it's completely disgusting, wherever she stands, the floor gets covered in poo, I don't know if the reason is that she's longhaired so it's easier for poo to get entangled in her hair or if all babies are like this. I really can't stand the smell and the floor full of poo. What do you recommend I do? Just take it off with paper whenever I see it? It seems it hurts her when I try to take it off. Or will she clEAN IT herself without leaving it all over my house?
Thanks
post #2 of 19
What about clipping or shaving the hairs around that area so there's no chance for it to get stuck there?
post #3 of 19
ummm my persian lex has the same problem but shes like 6-7 years old ummm yeah it is ez for that to happen srry not much help somone with a brain will be along soon ... i hope hah
post #4 of 19
I had the same problem with my long haired kitten and when I asked here people recommended clipping him around the bottom area. I used a kid's blunt tipped Fiskars to get all of the matted poop cut out as well as to take off some of the extra surrounding hair. He didn't like it much so it took me several tries. Then I gave him a good washing (because he stank!) and started using unscented baby wipes on him every time I saw him step out of the litter box. He didn't much like the baby wipes either but shortly after that he started doing a much better job of cleaning himself up. Without a mama around I just think he didn't know what was expected.

Someone did mention that their adult longhaired cat had the same problem and they needed to keep him shaved.
post #5 of 19
I would clip those hairs around her butt. Clip them short so they don't catch poo in them. Is it just poo or litter too? Because she could be sitting in the litterbox. In which case you need to be sure you aren't using scoopable litter. Well you really shouldn't be anyways because if she tried to sample a taste of it, it could clog in her stomach and when it sticks to her butt it will clump hard and could easily get infected.
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'll cut the hair, and also should I comb her hair? And how often?
It's my first longhaired cat so I have a lot of doubts. And do you recommend I trim her nails?
post #7 of 19
If she is a persian she will need daily grooming or she will become matted. She will also need her eyes and nose attended to if she is a extreme faced. Her hairs should be clipped carefully on her rear and then she needs to be groomed there gently. Persians are notorious for getting stool caught in their fur. Make sure you are feeding her quality food so that the stool is firm and not to soft. Also keep her weight down because an overweight cat cannot groom herself or clean herself properly.
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
What exactly is a extreme faced and do you have some pictures?
I'll upload some pictures of Kikina when I get the camera.
Also does clipping the hair means cutting it?
And finally are those wet Whiskas chunks of meat on their juice rated for kittensn a quality food? (Here in Mexico there aren't as many brands as in other countries so I fear it's the best option I have and besides she likes it a lot)
Thanks
post #9 of 19
This would be extreme faced


This is not so extreme

post #10 of 19
Technically no, I would not at all consider that to be any sort of quality brand of food, but you do what you can in your country you know? Have you looked into ordering online? Oh and clipping/cutting are basically the same, one done with scissors and one with electrical clippers sort of lik what you would use to shave your head, know what I mean?

So is yours extreme flat or not? Doll faced is what the not so extreme faced is called.
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
She's like in-between your 2 pictures Jen, more inclined to a doll-face, I actually got her for about $140, I'll post pictures later, it wasn't from a professional breeder so I got her pretty cheap. Do they get more extreme as they grow up or do they stay the same or what happens to their face?
Here's a list of some of the possible brands of foods I can buy here in Mexico:
1; Eukanuba
2; Whiskas
3; Friskies
4; Kirkland
That's about everything I can remember I've seen recently, so which one do you think is the best quality and please tell me the best quality brand in the USA so when my dad goes there he can get some. I may order online but it's more difficult for me.
Oh, and I already cut a bit of hair and I can't wait to see if it works.
post #12 of 19
Clipping her hair will definitely work. I had the same problem with my long-haired cat Cheshire. I snipped all his hair off with scissors (it's not even at ALL, but you can't tell because he's so freaking hairy). Before he gets mats again, I just clip his hair back there frequently. Because Cheshire is HUGE, I actually hold the cat and my boyfriend snips away; it takes about thirty seconds once you get used to doing it
post #13 of 19
I am not familiar with Kirkland, but of the other brands you listed, I think Eukanuba is probably the highest quality.
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
So on a scal of 1 to 10 how would you rate these brands and other premium brands like Royal Canin and Nutro?
post #15 of 19
Kirkland is made by Diamond and while their dog foods are pretty darned good, their cat foods, unfortunately, are garbage.

If you can get the Nutro or the Royal Canin, go with one of those, I feed Nutro because of the price, but I'm feeding 6, not 1

Try both if you're able, use the one that she likes best.
post #16 of 19
If it's loose or really soft, she may have worms. Stool should be firmer. With longhairs, you have that problem. A lot of longhair cat owners will trim the fur under the tail and back legs so its less messy.

Start trimming the hair now and teaching the kitten to stand still - 8 weeks is a good age to get longhairs into a good grooming routine so you don't have problems when older
post #17 of 19
I used to take my Persian to the Vet about once a month or so and get him shaved in the butt area. He got poo stuck in that area as well, but once he was "groomed" back there, it never happened again.
post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by hissy
If she is a persian she will need daily grooming or she will become matted. She will also need her eyes and nose attended to if she is a extreme faced. Her hairs should be clipped carefully on her rear and then she needs to be groomed there gently. Persians are notorious for getting stool caught in their fur. Make sure you are feeding her quality food so that the stool is firm and not to soft. Also keep her weight down because an overweight cat cannot groom herself or clean herself properly.


I agree, My sis-in-law has a persian, she gets him shaved about 4 times a year...He's lasy not good about grooming himself
post #19 of 19
Eukanuba makes amazing dog food. It's all I fed my Yorkshire Terrier when I had her. I would try them out. I was so impressed with their dog food, that I'm sure their cat food has to be as equally good.
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