How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Cher Your Own Question
Cher, Feline Specialist
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 20857
Experience:  Feline Healthcare & Behavior Specialist 40+ years Experience
Type Your Cat Question Here...
Cher is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My cat has clumping cat litter stuck to her paws. She got her

Resolved Question:

My cat has clumping cat litter stuck to her paws. She got her feet wet and stepped into her litter box. I have tried wiping her paws with a warm wet washcloth but it is like cement on her feet. Very hard and painful to remove!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Cher replied 6 years ago.
Hello, and welcome to Just Answer.

Your initial idea to use the warm wet washcloth was a good one, but it would be better if you could immerse your kitty's paws, one at a time (or all at once, if she'll allow) into a small amount of warm water mixed with a couple of drops of plain dishwashing liquid. Work on the paws to try to get as much litter off as possible, while it is under the water, then rinse very well to remove all soap residue, and dry. If someone can help you, and you work quickly, you shouldn't have too much trouble, even though she might not appreciate her paws being immersed in water.

Another idea is to apply a little mineral oil, vegetable oil or plain Vaseline to her paws, and this might help ease the clumps off without hurting her. To remove the oil afterwards, wash her paws with the warm water and dishwashing liquid, made to cut grease, and rinse well.

I hope you are successful!

I hope you have found this answer helpful; if so, please click 'ACCEPT'. Your positive feedback will also be greatly appreciated. If you need additional information or further assistance, please click 'Reply'. Thanks for the opportunity to be of help!

Best wishes,
Cher and 3 other Cat Specialists are ready to help you

Related Cat Questions