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14-04-2010, 10:04 PM   #1

Grubby "hocks"!


Pip doesn't seem to be able to keep his hocks clean! I may not have the terminology right - the part of his hind legs between his feet and his ankle (I guess). They are getting rather grubby looking and I wondered if anyone could suggest a good way for me to clean them for him. What should I use??? Any suggestions welcome, short of signing him in for a weekend at a spa to be pampered and indulged



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14-04-2010, 10:56 PM   #2

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


Can't be helpful with that; Leia (and predecessors) keeps hers washed, Hind legs being touched here are a no-no anyway, "noli me tangere"!! Even my gentle, good natured girl.



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14-04-2010, 11:00 PM   #3

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


I find like Leia, my boys keep themselves clean....



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14-04-2010, 11:02 PM   #4

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


Cassie's are almost spotless .....



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15-04-2010, 09:06 AM   #5

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


That's no help ladies! But perhaps your lovely clean cats could tell him how it's done????

Maybe it's just because he's a teenager (10 months nearly).



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15-04-2010, 09:08 AM   #6

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


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Originally Posted by angieh
That's no help ladies! But perhaps your lovely clean cats could tell him how it's done????

Maybe it's just because he's a teenager (10 months nearly).
I hope he washes behind his ears, Angie!



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15-04-2010, 09:12 AM   #7

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


Most of the rest of him is spotless Mags - just his hocks and of course being white they do show up the dirt! Kizzy's hocks are black, so I wouldn't know if she keeps them clean or not!!!



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15-04-2010, 09:39 AM   #8

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


My daft old stick often gets his back legs (and a bit higher up too) mucky. He goes in the shower; I used to use a special cat shampoo but now just use the the boys' organic, pthalate (sp) free body wash.

Not sure if Pip will countenance being showered though . . .



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15-04-2010, 12:11 PM   #9

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


I also bath Kado when he is mucky. My neighbour is having building work done at the moment and last night he came in covered in sand. I dusted him off but he still looks grubby looks like its a bath for him. He does like water as do maiseys kittens as well.



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15-04-2010, 12:17 PM   #10

Re: Grubby "hocks"!


Do you use a cat shampoo Jane???

Pip loves water, but I wasn't thinking of giving him a bath, just rubbing his back legs .......... cat shampoo probably is the best thing. I'd thought of very diluted Hibiscrub.



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