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Step 2: Shaving


At first I put on leather gloves, fearing that I would get clawed like there is no tomorow.

Turns out that he obviously didn't appreciate it but didn't struggle as much as I thought.

You do have to hold the cat firmly at some points but most of the time he didn't move that much. I think he knew what I was doing and at some point actually started enjoying it.

Now the problem that I mentionned earlier about the cheap trimmer can be seen in the pictures. Basically the one I bought wasn't powerfull enough to trim the fur but since I had already started I didn't want to leave him hanging so I cut most of it with cisors (bad idea... very long and alergies did catch up to me...)

Once I exchanged for the better trimmer it was a completely different storry. He, on the other hand was QUITE unwilling to go under a second time in 2 days... but I managed.

BE CAREFULL !!! when shaving the cat's belly... I didn't pay enough attention and actually cut one of his nipples, he didn't cry or whine but he was bleeding a bit.

Obviously be carefull with the privates as well as they are just as sensitive.

Having seen shaved cats before I kind of knew what the usual trim looks like so basically I left the end of the paws intact. The tip of the tail and didn't touch his head either.

I left a mohawk on his back...


 
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meismeems2 years ago
What kind of shaver did you use?
logikly (author)  meismeems2 years ago
something like this :
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/3/HouseHome/PersonalCare/HairTrimmers/PRD~0438739P/Wahl+Home+Professional+2-in-1+Clipper.jsp?locale=en
Thank you!! I bought one and my kitty doesn't mind it one bit!! He just relaxes while I shave his nether regions and he looks so pretty!
in the comments someone posted something about kitty valium? If high school health is worth anything than that would be ketamine. right?
jching23 years ago
i'm worried that my cats will be afraid of the noise the shaver makes or the vibrations. is this something i can be concerned of? is there a way to avoid this?
logikly (author)  jching23 years ago
My cat was afraid of the noise at first. I did have to hold him down tightly but he got used to it after a while.
Depraved4 years ago
I'd like to know if there's any way I could maybe tranquilize my cat a bit first? He likes when I come the fur on his back but he's matted up on the underside and won't let me near it. Any ideas?