This is our most popular hair style for cats. We refer to our standard Lion Cut as "The Main Lion" This includes the shampoo & style
Contrary to the popular belief that cats groom themselves, many of them require their owner’s attention. This mostly goes for pedigree cats with long fur. They don’t feel comfortable during the summer days and need a trim. Cat haircuts can vary greatly. Some are designed to make the animal feel better while others are aimed at the owners, who want their pet to look unique. Whatever is the case with you, you can take advantage of the below options that are created to make your cat’s next grooming session fun and exciting.
If your cat has long and thick fur, you can give it a surface summer trim that involves cutting about 1/8th of an inch. You might want to leave the facial hair intact since touching the face is disturbing for the animal.
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I have a Himalayan and I do this once or twice a year-in fact he goes tomorrow. He gets clipped and bathed and the whole process takes maybe 20 minutes...our groomer is very fast and very gentle. She cuts his hair as short as possible-not for the look, but because it is safest for the cat to use the shortest blade (the space between the teeth is the smallest and less chance of the blades "biting" and tearing the skin). It's a very delicate process...do your homework! I also would not try to pull a mat out...I imagine that would be quite painful-you are ripping the fur out of their skin.I have 3 long hair cats. I brush them about 4 to 5 times a week. If I feel a mat starting I use curved scissors and I cut it out before it becomes unmanageable. I don't grab the mat and lift it up to cut it I just cut itMy cat baby has very long hair and hates clippers so I thought I'd try scissors and she's not as scared but every now and than tries to bite me and the comb I am very far from the skin but for some reason she is still upset any ideas on what else I could use other than a groomer.Even if you’re just looking for a fun hair cat the fact that you’re cutting the excess fur makes it easier to groom, comb and the cat. It improves its health tremendously not only because it lowers the risks of swallowed hair, but also because it keeps your feline furball’s mane in excellent condition. It makes it shinier and fluffier, and most of all – it lowers the dirt and debris levels, which are unhygienic and can result in for you and the rest of the people residing in your household.I own a 12 year old Maine Coon and his hair was badly matted. I gave him a pre-hair cut, using sharp scissors, and spent three days cutting about a pound of hair off of him, mostly matts. Then, I went to the vet and they finished the job. The key is to cut the matts on a regular basis, then your cat will be used to the scissors. And, take your time ! I cut for 20 minutes at a time, only, then stopped until the next day. If you are in a hurry, you will stress out your cat ! The key is to understand limits and bounderies. At the vet, the assistant was too impatient and was hurrying my cat up ? I insisted on staying with my cat in the examining room, if they don't like it, too bad, go to another vet !Firstly, choose a proper room. You can either opt for the bathroom or for another quiet, peaceful area, which your cat finds familiar and relaxing. Mind you, loose cat hair will be falling on every single surface, so choose carefully. You might need to the entire room for the rest of the afternoon and you definitely don’t want your furniture, clothing and food to catch all of that loose fur!