View Full Version : Barn cat, burrs, baby oil

Oct. 30, 2009, 11:26 AM
One of my barn cats, a medium-haired one, got himself a mess of burrs earlier this week. He hasn't been exactly co-operative when I've tried to finger-pick them out, and I hesitate to cut them out, because up here, he'll need all his fur to keep warm this winter.

Can I use baby oil on them to help them slide out, same as I use it on the horses' tails? Will it harm him if he subsequently licks the baby oil?

Oct. 30, 2009, 11:29 AM
No baby oil, or any other petroleum product...use cooking oil, any kind, and then comb them out

Oct. 30, 2009, 01:47 PM

Oct. 30, 2009, 09:59 PM
Pam works great if he will let you spray him!

Oct. 31, 2009, 03:21 AM
Removing burrs by hand is pretty non-traumatic if you take just a very few hars (at a time) from the side, then pull them OUT OF THE BURR, inside of trying to pull the burr out of the hair.

Pony Soprano
Oct. 31, 2009, 05:36 PM
I brought a pony in this morning that looked like a rastafarian :eek: because she had so many burrs in her forelock, mane, and tail. Luckily one of the kids took it as a challenge to make her beautiful again.

Nov. 1, 2009, 07:41 AM