I received a package of Burt’s Bees for Cats hypoallergenic wipes with honey at the BlogPaws 2015 conference in Nashville, TN pictured above with my cat Junah. Let’s just put this right up front: I was skeptical. I believe my right eyebrow may have raised halfway up my forehead kind of skeptical. Wet wipes? For cats?! Visions of new facial scars in 3…2…1 immediately sprang to mind should I attempt to take one of these to one of the 4 felines who allow me to live with them.
My other doubt had to do with the moisture however these wipes are really just damp. They don’t feel wet or “drippy” at all, just the right amount. Junah, although still a bit on the feral side, did allow me to scrub his neck. I even went against the fur pattern and he didn’t mind. He also didn’t recoil from the scent which truly is quite mild.
When I looked at the Burt’s Bees wipe I saw that he actually was a bit on the dirty side. My cats have access to a dirt and grass area catio outside so he must have been rolling around in there. I went after Junah’s neck because that’s the hardest part for a cat to reach and when they are sick or elderly they do sometimes appreciate a little help in these areas. I thought of my cat Ozzy who died several years ago, I still miss him! When he got old I would take a warm wash rag to the back of this neck for him. Although none of my cats are older than 4 years now, they will be seniors someday and these could be really useful.
Tonka (eventually) and Junah both allowed me to wipe the back of their necks. Tonka let me wipe his toes until I went for too long and must have tickled and he darted off. He didn’t shake his paws as cats do when they get them wet and he also didn’t plop down and re-clean his toes. Again, the perfect amount of moisture. Grit gave me that look that torbies give when you try to get them to do anything so I passed her by and Juniper Hoot was MIA at the time.
I can see several uses for this product. Burt’s Bees for Cats hypoallergenic wipes with honey make sense for times when they get into something and need help cleaning up, or they are elderly or ill and we have a friend who is allergic that I can foresee wiping all the cats down before he arrives in order to reduce a bit of allergens in the air.The ingredients listed are mild and the product is made in the U.S.A. which I appreciate. I use Burt’s Bees for myself so I already feel comfortable that they are committed to excellent quality in their choice of ingredients, responsible packaging, sustainability and giving back to the community. I feel comfortable recommending the product for your cats and if you try it leave us a photo in the comments or on the Facebook page!