Can you use baby wipes to clean up a cat?

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Bluesman:
I am the OP from the cat in the small smoking apartment with mom thread. Someone mentioned baby wipes, I want to know if these are safe for a cat's coat...I am contimplating giving the cat a bath, but from all I have heard of it, it is not a fun experience for anyone, and I don't want to give 14 year old *** a heart attack.

Baby wipes? I good rub down with a warm wet towel? both?

I want to get the cats coat healthy again...
Bluesman
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Priscilla Ballou:
[nq:1]I am the OP from the cat in the small smoking apartment with mom thread. Someone mentioned baby wipes, I ... wipes? I good rub down with a warm wet towel? both? I want to get the cats coat healthy again...[/nq]
I recently picked up some Kitty Wipes at Petco (approx $6 for a package of 15 jumbo sized) when I rescued a stray. I ended up not using them because warmth, food, and love quickly got her to the place where she could start grooming herself again (and then I found her mom and got her home, but that's another story). I recommend you look for some of those. They're made for the purpose and are non-toxic.

Human babies don't (generally always qualify generalizations!) lick their bottoms after you use baby wipes on them, so the concerns about kinds of toxicity are different. Plus humans and cats respond differently to some chemicals.
Priscilla
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Judy F:
the www.allergycontrol.com site has cat and dog instant pet bath wipes for
9.95 for 15 wipes (not as good a price as the petco wipes) but then you cancheck out all the air purifiers they have. I've had really good service from them!
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JLove98905:
I don't know about baby wipes, but there's a product like this designed specifically for cleaning cats. I think they are called "Quick Bath." Mine are for dogs and cats, so it could be in either section. Check your pet mart. They weren't cheap; a damp towel may be just as good.
-Jen
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Knack:
[nq:1]I am the OP from the cat in the small smoking apartment with mom thread. Someone mentioned baby wipes, I ... wipes? I good rub down with a warm wet towel? both? I want to get the cats coat healthy again...[/nq]
Don't baby wipes have aloe, anolin, and possibly collagen in them? Those would be the questionable substances to apply to a cat's fur. Research those substances with regards to cats.
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-L.:
[nq:1]I am the OP from the cat in the small smoking apartment with mom thread. Someone mentioned baby wipes, I ... I good rub down with a warm wet towel? both? I want to get the cats coat healthy again... Bluesman[/nq]
Honestly, I suggest taking kitty in for a check-up, blood work and then if warranted, having her sedated and bathed/groomed. Her overall health will improve, plus you will have a baseline on her bloodwork if she were to get ill later. 14 isn't that old, and sedation/grooming can be done safely if her organs are functioning properly.

best of luck,
-L.
(former groomer)
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