My cat came home soaked in used motor oil? Please help!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by dkresy, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. dkresy

    dkresy New Egg

    Apr 19, 2009
    I got most of the oil off with a double Dawn bath. Yes, he had to take a bath, it was his first bath ever, I didn't know it could be done. Is there anything else anyone can think of to do to help him, he is pretty stressed from the oil bath and then the Dawn bath. He is doing better, but he is now doing the licking thing, I sure all the oil is not off.
  2. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2010
    well, one thing for sure, he wont have any fleas or ticks [​IMG]. You will just have to wait for it to come off, I have never found a solution for getting oil off a dog or cat.
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    If he ingested some, especially when he was inundated with it before the baths, he may need more intervention. I would call a vets office for advice. There are some things that can help mitigate for ingestion of toxic stuff.
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    My cat fell in a pool of crude oil, straight out of the ground. We live in the middle of an oilfield. I did the same as you but could not get it all off. I called my vet and she said that it can poison them by soaking through there skin. I took him in and they put him under then she bathed him really well. He was still a little gray when I picked him up, he had started out completely white! It took a few months before he looked normal, but that was 3 years ago and he is just fine!
  5. dkresy

    dkresy New Egg

    Apr 19, 2009
    Thanks all. I was just a little worried.
  6. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Are you going to take him to the vet?
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Try mixing baking soda with the dawn. And letting it sit on him for a while!!

    I know years ago my DD got into some cold cream and completly caked her hair. I mixed baking soda with shampoo and all the grease came right out!!

    It's worth a try!

  8. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    Probably will have to use the dawn 2-3 times depending how oily he is. It works the best to cut grease.

    Good luck!
  9. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2010
    I would suggest putting the dawn straight on the cat and working the soap really good into her fur. The soap can bind with the oil better if there is no water involved. Then wet her down and work up the soap into a lather... then rinse like crazy. (If she has claws I'd use nail clippers and trip the tips of her nails off)
  10. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Would shaving her help?

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