What to do ... what to do!
I\'m not cleaning and grooming myself anymore, and now I have a major problem with matting and stains. This is such a change for me since I have always been a compulsive over-groomer to the point that I would pull out my fur and lick holes in my skin.
A few months ago, momma got so beside herself she shaved me a buzz haircut. That got rid of the matting mess, but not so much the stains mess as they go clean to the skin.
Mom carries a comb in her pocket now and will hit me under the armpits several times a day as she walks by and will comb me out all over twice a day, so for now the matting seems to be under control.
But the staining is still a problem. It\'s mostly my forehead, under my ears, lower legs and feet, and all of my tail. How does mom get the stains out of me safely and keep up on it? What does she use that both works and is safe?
All of us cats have always had regular baths, so a water bath isn\'t a problem.
Mom has some so cute photos of me, but hasn\'t put them up on my page because she is so embarrassed to have such a dirty kitty.