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chocdonutyy Wed 25-May-16 11:59:54

I've got a semi longhaired moggy, gorgeous boy who's 3.
theres often a missed groomed bit on his bib but nothing major but occasionally he'll have a minor accident like today when he had a touch of diarrhea, think he's been pinching the g pigs hay again as I found a long bit inside the offending poop in the tray!,
Anyway he got a bit messy so had to give him a blast on the behind in the shower :D
I do try and trim him a bit with the scissors but he is far too interested in messing with the actual scissors to sit still, even with another person at the head end distracting him.
Are clippers any use? and any reccomendations? I'm thinking it will get it done quicker and probably more effective than scissors on a moving object!

RubbishMantra Wed 25-May-16 14:22:35

The vet/local animal beauty parlour will give him a hygiene cut - ie. clipper his trouser area.

Don't use scissors though, cat skin is very delicate, so very easy to cut into without realising.

Toddlerteaplease Thu 26-May-16 21:53:49

Rubbish I cut one of my Persians necks when getting rid of a knot. She was fine and it didn't bleed. I was a wreck. £200 for stiches under anesthetic.

cozietoesie Thu 26-May-16 23:51:24

It sounds as if your cat was lucky. (You, maybe not so lucky. wink)

Lone has referred to some of the accidents her practice has had to deal with after very well meaning owners had taken scissors to their cat's fur.

I wouldn't take scissors anywhere near a cat. One bad and totally unexpected squirm and they could be in real trouble if you were in the middle of a cut and your hand was committed to the movement.

chocdonutyy Fri 27-May-16 15:23:59

considering a groom costs a much as a pair of clippers plus I don't drive so getting him to the salon costs too I kinda hoped clippers may be more economical.
Anyone know how often I'd need to go? Might resort to doing what my friend did in college and get a number 2 all over and then he only cut it again once it got to an inch long! Not sure cat would be impressed though lol!

StillMedusa Fri 27-May-16 20:41:49

I wouldn't try it myself. I have three long hairs..two let me groom them, one does NOT. I am pretty good at combing and slicing through knots with a knot splitter but clippers are terrifying to 99% of cats.

My boy Obie is a matted nightmare at the mo, his top coat looks fine but underneath he has matts which are felted. I have just booked him in for grroming under sedation (in the region of £120!) and he will sadly have to have a serious shave. He's going to resemble a ginger Jabba the Hut post shave..a sad affair for a huge and handsome maine coon..but as he won;t let us do it, I have no choice.

Really good clippers are around £150-200... I checked with the vets, and sadly concluded that as I can't sedate him myself, have to pay up!

StillMedusa Fri 27-May-16 20:42:29

PS Obie hated me last time... but forgave me after rather a lot of Dreamies grin

cozietoesie Fri 27-May-16 20:49:43

Ah but did he hate you or the cut? As I recall, it was a tad.......unflattering?

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