how can i clean motor oil off my cat?
hes probably jumped and landed in a puddle of motor oil and i need to clean him up. can anyone help? what can i use to remove it without causing him skin irritation
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
margarine and sugar mixed together rub it in and then sponge off with warm water ,wrap puss in a towell to stop scratching/bite you good luck
it does work
- IlkieLv 71 decade ago
I would suggest you ring the vet and ask for advice. Cats and water don't mix very well; no more than oil and water! You need specialised help.
My cat came home once with green racing stripes where she had gone through a small, newly painted area. I had to let the vet clean her as it was a long, difficult process.
If you are concerned about the cost then the cats Protection League can help.
Hope he is back to his loveable self soon.
- ~*tigger*~ **Lv 71 decade ago
soapy water made from washing up liquid will emulsify the oil and the kitty will be clean make sure you remove all detergent as after a bath the cat will perform a self cleaning ritual and it will feel ill if it takes in detergent
- CrysLv 51 decade ago
OMG! ok motor oil isnt good but i worked at a vet so this will work USE DAWN DISH SOAP we used it on animals all the time in oil spills its safe kitten will cry from frightened of the texture and running water but dont let the kitten lick itself till u remove all oil.
Good LUck if ur afraid of doinf this urself take her/him to the vet asap they will bathe them. make sure its DAWN soap tho notihng special just the orginal.
hope this helps.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- 1 decade ago
well...I have observed a lot of oil slick clean ups and have seen experts use Dawn or Palmolive dish liquid detergents being used to take off the oil in birds and other animals affected by the oil slick...
- mJcLv 71 decade ago
The experts who clean ducks and wildlife who come into contact with major oil spills use Dawn dish detergent... maybe it will work on your cat too! Good luck!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Fairy washing up liquid a squirt in a bowl of warm water it is to be advised as soon as you can aswell because he will clean himself every chance he gets and it could well upset his tummy! If you think of all of those toxins in oil, fairy liquid should be as good and harmless as anything else, it's safe and aslong as you rinse him off he should be ok.
- boncarlesLv 51 decade ago
I would use some dish soap as suggested -- not something I would usually do, but this sounds alarming. How did he get into something so dangerous? Also call your vet and ask if he needs to be flushed in case he licked some of it.
- 1 decade ago
You'll have to have him put down i'm afraid, serious stuff motor oil! Alternativly try washing up liquid
- UnicornriderLv 71 decade ago
Two choices - bath him or send him to the parlour, it's worth the money to have kitty hate them and not you for it.