Q. My kitten is covered in vegetable oil. Is chinchilla bath dust okay to use on her? I tried the dawn dish soap helped a little but not allot.
A. I would not use the dust bath because the fine dust can get into their eyes and ears and cause injury. It can also be very abrasive to their skin.
Dish detergent works well to remove oil from cat fur. Before you wet your kitten, put the soap on her fur and massage it in well, rubbing the fur between your fingers. Do this for several minutes, then rinse your kitten with warm water until the water runs clear. It is okay to repeat this method again. Just make sure to lather your cat before you wet her.