Getting cooking grease out of cat fur?
August 30, 2007 11:36 AM Subscribe
How can I get hamburger grease out of my cat's fur without hurting him?
posted by buildmyworld to Pets & Animals (20 answers total)
My cat came home last night with something sticky and greasy all over his legs, belly, and face. It smelled like hamburger grease. I looked around and finally discovered that my neighbor had a large open tub of said grease (and ants) congealing on their side porch, near his favorite sleeping spot. My guess is he jumped in for a snack.
We tried filling the kitchen sink halfway with warm water, and using dish soap to cut the grease. But it didn't really have any effect, the grease is still all embedded into his fur.
Any more ideas? When I Google I get lots of instructions for degreasing cats, but it's really just removing natural oils from fur they are talking about.
I'm not looking for any advice on whether cats should be allowed outside, just suggestions about how to get him cleaned up.