Maine Coon Grooming/#2
So, I have a wonderful Maine Coon. I love him to pieces, he's my special baby! He, of course, has beautiful long Maine Coon hair, butt tufts and raccoon tail and all.
The problem I have is occasionally (once every few months) he will get "poopy butt", either because he wasn't able to fully pass a movement, or he had diarrhea. The big D happened today because I stupidly tried a new soft cat food. Well, being a Maine Coon, he did his thing in the litter box...and then there it was, a mess, on those beautiful butt tufts.
I gave him a bath, like usual. My question for others with experience with MC's/long-haired cats is: How do you dry your cats? I usually just use a couple towels, get him as good as I can, and let him go free and he eventually finishes drying.
This time, though, his butt tufts ended up getting quite matted and tangled (probably a combo of the messy butt and being wet too long) and I had to make some strategic cuts.
Do you use blow dryers? Or just towels? Do you comb the particularly long hair tufts while they're wet? What do you all do? I don't mind bathing him to clean up his mess, after all, that's what parents do. I don't want to subject him to extracting hair mats again though!