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Question from mom

October 23rd 2010 11:59 pm
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So mom was looking at the futon the other day, which happens to be black and white. And she noticed that the white is looking very dingy. Then she looked at me. Then she decided I needed a bath. WHAT!? What did I do?!?!

Anyway, she was wondering if anyone has tried the waterless shampoos and if they work or not. She tried putting me in water, but I managed to convince her with my claws that that wasn't such a good idea.

Mom said she'd appreciate any advice, but I don't think I would! :)

 
Purred by: (My Angel) Colette (Catster Member)

October 24th 2010 at 7:30 am

Sorry, no experience with the waterless shampoos, but Mom convinced me that I needed to cooperate. Those rubber kitchen gloves she wore were the pits--they tasted terrible and I couldn't quite get my claws into them either.

My condolences.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

October 24th 2010 at 7:49 am

Sorry - no help here. I've never had to take a bath - that doesn't sound like fun though!
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

October 24th 2010 at 12:30 pm

We never had a wet bath yet!
Grammy and Meowmy use those Cat Wipe towelettes. They help to make us smell better on those cat smelly days and make our coats shiney. Cleo and Zeeke get butt cleaning with them too. (Maybe that's to personal). Hope you don't have to get wet again.
Have a great day!

Love, Kibbles, Francis & Yoda
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

October 24th 2010 at 12:32 pm

No baths for us,either. We don't get that dirty. Sobe gets ,err..."Stuff" on him from his roaming outside,but nothing a damp cloth & the ShedEnder comb won't fix. Dad says he has enough scars,anyway. We found some "Oxy spot cleaner" stuff at the dollar store that might help with the futon,if you can wash the dingy part. It worked pretty good on some kitchen towels that were,how you say,soiled.
Purred by: Sammy (Catster Member)

October 24th 2010 at 3:51 pm

Hi Monida! We don't like baths either, but sometimes we need some cleaning in the fluffy pants region after using the litter box, if you catch my drift. Mom has a bottle of waterless shampoo for cats, and she has used it to clean our hind quarters a few times. It works pretty well!

Love, Sammy
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

October 24th 2010 at 7:03 pm

Hi Monida! We've got a couple of great products to suggest. Mom does not put us in the water for a bath or use anything on us that could harm us. So what she does is use one of these two products, depending on how much we need it. These are the kitty wipes but they're Allerwipes. They're safe, no funky ingredients and they work super good. It makes us nice and floofy and soft! http://www.thepamperedpetmart.com/page/TPPM/PROD/C GR/Allergywipe.

Sometimes she uses this one, it's a waterless bath and all natural. http://naturalchemistry.com/products/waterless_bat h.html
Purred by: Gabrielle 1985-1996 (Always Lo (Catster Member)

October 24th 2010 at 7:26 pm

I happen to be the most unfortunate of my family members when it comes to having baths. :~( You see, sometimes I got poopies in my long, fluffy pantaloons. *blushes* Mommy never did try the waterless shampoos. BUT she did wear a leather jacket, zipped to the neck, when she gave me a bath! MOL! I didn't care what I grabbed onto with my claws (back when I had claws) to try to pull myself out of that water!
Purred by: Kristina R

October 24th 2010 at 8:00 pm

Meowmy's never tried them she figures we's would be cleaner getting real baffs. We's still don't likes baffs but we's are getting betters. Just make sure your Mom trims your claws before she gives you a baff it really helps Meowmy says.

Luvs,
Pumpkin
Purred by: Wendy C

October 24th 2010 at 10:43 pm

I have only had like one or two, but I dont' like them much at all. Mommie has used the cat wipe towelets though.

Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Purred by: Newman (Catster Member)

October 25th 2010 at 1:42 am

I use my tongue to give myself a bath. I don't need water!
Purred by: Kitty Pryde (Catster Member)

October 25th 2010 at 3:58 pm

We got a waterless shampoo fur my horrible vet 'sperience the othfur day. I ran from it, but it smelled good. Mommy used baby wipes on me and then sprayed the waterless shampoo (which was liquid MOL!) on the baby wipe and it helped get rid of the smell. But we get wet washcloth baths and likes them, but HATE the bath bath...maybe your mommy can try that? I can't remembur what tha waterless shampoo's name is, but there was a mousse one and this one and this one was green and seemed like the best option fur us and we gots it at petco
Purred by: Marianne K

October 29th 2010 at 11:30 pm

Glad you said no to the bath. I would do the same. I haven't gotten the sud-free bath but lmk how it goes, because I will need it one day meowmy says.
Purred by: Scarlet now at Rainbow Bridge (Catster Member)

October 31st 2010 at 6:50 am

Girl Human puts me in the shower with her. The dry shampoo is a very temp. stuff for sick kitties with oily or soiled fur. Wipes work better then dry powder stuff. But I throw up after I lick my fur when she uses the wipes. Girl Human went to Petsmart and got kitty shampoo and takes me in the shower. She has a solid door so I can't get out, all I do is sing "let me out", while she washes me. I need a bath/shower now but it has been to cool here for that. Girl human said she is going to heat the bathroom and leave me there for the afternoon on her next day off.
Purred by: Kath U

October 31st 2010 at 8:01 am

A Cat Bath, What's That All About?. The Only Bath Rachael And I Have Is With Our Tongues. No Water From The Shower Needed, As We Get Plenty Of Rain Over Here In London. However By The Sounds Of It You Live In A Hot Climate, So Perhaps Water And Kitty Shampoo Is Better. Maybe, Anyways ..........
Purred by: The Pharaoh Loki Mahes (Catster Member)

October 31st 2010 at 12:52 pm

I love being bathed..we use baby shampoo on me..but the others get a warm wash cloth and pet wipes we found at petsmart!
Purred by: Pounce (Catster Member)

November 13th 2010 at 9:58 pm

Hiya Monida, we have also used the bath washcloths for cats. They seem to work well. Mommy took me in the bathroom so I could not escape and rubbed away. I hope you didn't hurt your mommy too much!

 

Monida


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