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Anonymous asked in PetsCats · 1 decade ago

cats scared of clean drapes??

people said baths are bad for cats and will dry their skin out (i don't get why since the water would wet it down?), so i decided to listen to that and instead i tried to vacuum them clean. they kept running away and it took me a while to corner them with the vacuum cleaner, but i finally got them into the closet and used the rug attachment because their furs like shag carpeting. it worked real good, except that mr. snickers got his tail caught in it and he screeched real loud, but i pulled it out and most of the fur's still on it so he's okay.

anyway, my question is: later on i got the vacuum out again just to clean the drapes. i wasn't even paying no mind to mittens and mr. snickers but they started yowling and running around the house like crazy cats!!! why are they so afeared of the drapes being clean?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yeah that's it.

  • 4 years ago

    Yes, she most certainly can. And yes someone could have brought them into the house. The best thing is to gets some Advantax, or Frontline for cats. Do this as soon as possible. Both brands are expensive but last forever and well worth the expense. Follow the directions. An inside cat with fleas is a most miserable animal and so is a daughter. (by the way flees do not bite everyone i think it is the chemistry in certain peoples bodies) Others the flees give thim a fit! To get rid of the flees in your house, get some powdered S---and Span. (Yahoo wont allow me to type the beginning of that product, i assume it against guidelines. I know because i have I have told others about my flee remedy) Anyway, lightly sprinkle the product through out your home on the carpets and leave it there for a day or two. Vacuum and repeat the process. your fleas will die.... your home will have a fresh smell. You, your daughter and your precious kitty will be one happy buncha cat lovers. No matter what, get the advantax as soon as possible for your cats relief, flees cause many, many health problems for cats. Foxx

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You need to try to see things from your cats' viewpoint. Of course this would be a traumatizing experience. You can expect this every time you use the vacuum from now on. You might try shutting them in a separate room from where you are vacuuming so they will feel more secure.

    An occasional cat bath is not so bad, especially if you give them olive oil occasionally or a can of sardines as a treat once a week. It's not so difficult to get them to accept baths if you are very gentle and make sure shampoo never gets in their eyes, and hte water is luke warm, not hot. Never use a hair dryer on them after what happened with the vacuum! Just wrap them in a lot of soft cottony towels then turn them loose in the house to dry. If you don't feel comfortable with this, you can always take them to a groomer.

    From now on, if you have any questions about baths, litter boxes, vaccines, cats being ill or something, please feel free to ask here. People are quick to respond with helpful advice. Sometimes people here can opinionated, especially when it comes to issues near and dear to our hearts like declawing or neutering. We have your cats' best interests in mind, so don't be offended please by rude or bossy statements. We are all here for our animals and to help each other (except for some sick people who make incredibly cruel jokes.)

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh, gimme a break! They are NOT afraid of the drapes being cleaned. You have already terrorized them with the dog-gone vacuum cleaner---and FYI: CATS HATE THE VACUUM CLEANER! It's the high-pitched sound that the vacuum puts out that is VERY sensitive to their ears.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The cats are scared of the vacuum cleaner. Leave the vacuum OFF and out in the room so they can investigate it. Don't turn it on when they are in the room.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have to agree with the sadistic comment. Touch of gross humor,too sadistic and a shame those ten minutes you took to post that are now gone forever. Such creativity should be spent in humor columns, not here where serious animal lovers come seeking answers and to help others.

  • 1 decade ago

    That's crazy. Somebody should chase you around the house with a loud scary machine that you are unfamiliar with, corner you and try to pull all your hair out. Then you might know why they are scared. Grrr.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cats are funny like that, my cat loves when we turn on the sink and anything to do with the sound of water. cb

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, you got a big laugh out of me, we need more things to laugh at.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    this sounds pretty sadistic to me if it's supposed to be a joke

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    u have got to be the dumbest most retarded person

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