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Why is My Cat’s Fur Turning Yellow? (Is this normal?)

If you have noticed that your cat is turning yellow you may be scratching your head confused wondering why this is happening.

Why is my cat’s fur turning yellow?

If your cat’s fur is originally white and you have noticed it turning yellow the chances are this is from dirt or stains. This tends to happen while it is on its day to day journeys. You can try and clean it but be prepared, most cats do not like being cleaned.

Now that you know the fact that your cat is turning yellow is probably to do with dirt and stains and nothing to worry about.

However, if you are considering cleaning your cat you may be wondering if baby wipes is a potential option, why cats hate water, how to clean a stinky cat, and so much more.

Paintbrush across an open can of bright yellow paint

Paintbrush across an open can of bright yellow paint

Can you use baby wipes to clean a cat?

If you are are interested in quickly cleaning your cat you may be wondering if using baby wipes is a good idea to avoid using water.

Yes, you can use baby wipes to clean your cat. However, you must use unscented baby wipes. This means that there should be no perfume in the ingredients at all to avoid irritation.

So, you’ve learned it is possible to give your cat a quick clean using some unscented baby wipes. But what if you want to give your cat a more thorough clean?

How do I clean a stinky cat?

if you have a cat that is really dirty, soiled, and smells, using baby wipes is not going to cut it. Therefore, you may be interested to learn how to give him a good clean to remove the odor and smell. Here are the steps.

01. Control the area.

Firstly, you will need a tub, ideally some kind of pet bathing tub or a baby tub if you’ve got nothing else. It’s important to put something in the bottom of the tub to avoid your cat slipping over while you bathing her.

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This could be a simple bath slip mat or even towels if you do not have this. apply some cat shampoo (Click here for the best cat shampoo) and warm water into the bath. but make sure that the water is not hot it needs to be warm.

02. Get your cat ready.

You need to trim your cat’s nails (Click here to see if a trimmer or grinder is better) before you place her into the water. This is generally good practice anyway but is very helpful to avoid the excessive scratching that you may get while you were trying to bathe her for the first time.

Brush and Groom her (Click here to see the best grooming brush) before you place her into the water. You need to do this first because, when she is wet, it can be quite difficult.

Then you will need to put some ophthalmic ointment on to protect her eyes from the shampoo.

03. Bathing Time.

Gently place your cat into the water, make sure that the fur gets wet to the root. The soapy wet shampoo will then give it a good clean at the root level. This will also get rid of the odor which is deep into the fur.

However, do not put her face into the water. This will be a disaster. Instead, use a wet flannel but make sure that it is clean. Make sure that you wash all of her body, including the armpits, which tend to collect sweat and odor.

04. Drying off.

To dry her off you will need two towels. The first towel will do most of the heavy lifting, in the end, it will be quite saturated. You need to vigorously rub your cat, against the grain, meaning, from tail to head. But, be prepared, she will get annoyed.

Remove the saturated first towel and continue to dry until your cat is completely dry and ready. Now that she is dry you need to brush its fur, to stop it from tangling and matting.

05. Treat your cat.

Offer you cats some treats, by now she may be traumatized. So, make her feel happy at the end. This will help when you need to bath her again in the future.

Why do cats hate water?

Wet cat in the bath

Wet cat in the bath

If you have raised a cat before and have seen how they react to water then you may be wondering why they hate water so much.

Cats hate water because historically, in the wild, cats never had to deal with water. They purposely located himself in dry areas away from water.  Meaning, they did not have to deal with it. This fear of water has passed down from their ancestors.

Now you know that the fear of water is something passed down to his ancestors.

Is it cruel to dye your pet’s fur?

If you have ever used dye before for preparing your cat for shows or even just for fun at home, you may be wondering if it is cruel to do this.

Using dye on cats is frowned upon by some cat owners, while others disagree. Whatever you believe, you can use dye without harming your pet. But, make sure that you use the correct one. The human dye is not safe because it is not designed to be ingested.

Is it OK to never bathe a cat?

If you have ever attempted to bathe a cat or your worried about even trying to do it, you may be wondering if you can get away without ever doing it.

You do not have to bathe your cat. However, it is advisable to do this because it will keep the fur clean, manageable, and help you avoid it tangling. Also, it will avoid big matted fur patches building up. because you typically grooming brush after each other

Is food coloring safe for cats’ fur?

If you have used dye to prepare your cat for a show or any other reason, you may have also considered using food coloring, but is that a good idea?

Food coloring can be safe for cats. But, only if it is FDA-approved. This site reports that it is safe. It is also known that allergies in food coloring is quite rare. Mostly, allergies are found in the proteins in food.

How often should you wash your indoor cat?

If you have an indoor cat. You may be wondering if it’s worth washing her regularly or just now and then.

It is advisable to bathe your cat every 4 to 6-weeks. Even though she is an indoor cat she can still get dirty and get her fur tangled. Most cats hate bathing but, the Aspca also has tips on how to make this bathing experience less stressful.

If you have a white cat and you have noticed that her fur is getting discolored, you may be wondering how to get it back to that beautiful original color again.

How do I get my cat’s fur white again?

If you are wondering how you can get your cat’s fur white again keep reading because I have some tips that will help you.

To get your cat fur white again. You can use some cornstarch or baking soda. Work it into her fur using your fingers. Once applied, brush it out using a firm brush. It will help to get rid of the dirt, oil, and odors that may build up.

So, now you know that you can use cornstarch or baking soda to help to regain your cat’s white fur. But, what about if your cat has fleas, feels itchy or has dandruff? Can vinegar help this?

Can you wash a cat with vinegar?

You may have heard rumors that cats can be washed with vinegar. You may have wondered if this is just a rumor or is true.

Yes, you can use vinegar to wash your cat. Some cat owners use it to relieve their cat’s scratching, itching, or irritation. Vinegar is also known to kill off fleas, so it is another reason why some cat owners like to try it.

However, before you consider giving your cat a vinegar wash, it is advisable to consult your vet and make sure that there will be no issues.

Lindsey Browlingdon