Alright. So I have a short-haired, overweight domestic tabby who has bowel issues. He gets very constipated or vomits a lot for periods of days. My dad recommended this homeopathic remedy called "Colloidal Silver" that humans take in their water. It's odourless, colourless and doesn't taste like anything so we put it in the kitties' water bowl. After a couple days usage, Marcus, my cat, starts to have 'leakage' issues (if you get what I mean) due to the stuff inside of him loosening up. I am always relieved when he's able to poo but there are currently dried bits crusted onto the hairs around his arsehole and it's REALLY smelly (the whole house is starting to stink) and my mom is worried that because he keeps licking the area to clean himself he will get sick. The hairs are too short for me to cut off, I've tried scrubbing at it (which is tricky cus I have to hold him down and he's a big kitty) but it doesn't all come off cus it's properly ****ing STUCK on there.
Does anyone have any suggestions? The last time he was given a bath was maybe 10 years ago or so and it was a HORROR SHOW. There was quite literally blood everywhere.
I'd really appreciate any support or help on this issue! My mom is suggesting that we get him put down because all of his problems seem to be getting worse but I said "Mum, we're not having him put down because he's DIRTY!" He really seems to be much better whenever we give him the "Colloidal Silver" stuff, but now we can't have him sitting on any of the furniture and he's stinking the place up and it's really unhygienic for all the cats and my mother and brother and myself. I have to wash all the floors today because he's sat down in every room and gotten germs everywhere.