Sooty kitten

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Hey, everyone. So, Cassiopeia got into one of the fireplaces and now has little patches of soot in her beautiful white fur. There's also a small smudge at the top of one of her ears. I bought some cat wipes, but they don't seem to be doing very much. I'd like to avoid bathing her if possible. Does anyone have any suggestions? DC191770-00EB-4F2B-B3AC-21D2E158B27A_1_105_c.jpeg 38A91E66-86D7-4C57-B1A3-93970E1BEE17_1_105_c.jpeg
 

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How about a sponge bath?

A wet cloth and some cat-safe soap followed with a clean, wet cloth.

We use Dr. Bronner’s “Baby Mild” liquid soap for cleaning up odd jobs around the house but you can use anything you have on hand as long as it’s okay to use on cats.
 
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How about a sponge bath?

A wet cloth and some cat-safe soap followed with a clean, wet cloth.

We use Dr. Bronner’s “Baby Mild” liquid soap for cleaning up odd jobs around the house but you can use anything you have on hand as long as it’s okay to use on cats.
I might try that. I've got some Ecos unscented dish soap that might work for her. Thankfully, she only has a few soot patches so it shouldn't be too much for her.
 

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If it were me trying to do this, I think I'd start by putting some of the soap in a bowl of warm water and mixing well, then I'd dip a washcloth in the soapy water and wring it out before using on the cat - damp, not wet, with warm soapy water. Should be less traumatic for the cat, feeling more like a tongue. I'd follow the same procedure (minus the soap) for the rinse.

It sounds like Casseopeia had herself a grand adventure! :happycat:

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If it were me trying to do this, I think I'd start by putting some of the soap in a bowl of warm water and mixing well, then I'd dip a washcloth in the soapy water and wring it out before using on the cat - damp, not wet, with warm soapy water. Should be less traumatic for the cat, feeling more like a tongue. I'd follow the same procedure (minus the soap) for the rinse.

It sounds like Casseopeia had herself a grand adventure! :happycat:

Margret
Thanks! This is exactly what I'll do. And yes, she's a very adventurous little girl.
 
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So the sponge bath idea seems to have worked very well. Even though she got quite wet, she purred through the whole thing and snuggled with me as she dried herself off. She's still got a couple spots on one of her little feetsies, but I decided not to push her too much. I'll likely try to clean the rest off tomorrow. Thanks, everyone!
 
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