More than one way to paint a cat

Well, the newest member of my little family walked in last night, and since she hasn’t tried to eat the gold fish, I guess I’ll let her stay. She’s very sweet and playful, full of purring goodness, and also has a stripe of red paint down her side. I’m sure it’s been there a while, but I wonder if there is something I can do to remove it safely, safe for both the cat and for me.

So, how do you remove paint from a cat? Should I just try to shave her? I don’t think she’s likely to take kindly to that.

Anything you use to try to remove the paint is something that she might ingest to some degree or another with the licking that cats do. I’d shave her. No harm done, although she might be pissed at you for a few days. One of my cats was when I did it to him. They get over it though.

Thanks, Mer, that’s what I was thinking about, too. I’m sure she ingested a lot of the paint in the first place, but I’m not sure I can saftly shave her. I guess I’ll have to take her to a groomer.