Can I shave my Long haired cat?

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Registered: 07-21-2007
Can I shave my Long haired cat?
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Tue, 10-12-2010 - 10:43am

Hi,

I've had a domestic long haired cat for about 5 years now.She's never let me brush her.She puts up the BIGGEST

Hollie

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Registered: 01-26-2005
Tue, 10-12-2010 - 12:44pm

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Registered: 03-24-2000
Tue, 10-12-2010 - 3:59pm

I don't know if you would be able to shave your cat yourself if she won't let you brush her.

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Registered: 07-02-1999
Tue, 10-12-2010 - 4:26pm

I too have had to have one of my previous long-haired cats shaved.

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Registered: 07-21-2007
Wed, 10-13-2010 - 9:05am

Hi,

Just thought I'd let you guys know we did it ourselves and it went surprisingly well.We did it in the washroom and I held her and he clipped.The

Hollie

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Registered: 07-02-1999
Wed, 10-13-2010 - 10:44am

Good for you - I am impressed.

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Registered: 03-24-2000
Wed, 10-13-2010 - 3:51pm

Wow I'm impressed.

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Registered: 07-21-2007
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 9:26am

Thanks for the tip on those cloths.I'll probably invest in a few since my boyfriends black cat has ALOT of dander himself.Thank god neither of us have allergies lol But yes it went very well,she hardly even squirmed.She just laid on her belly and I gently held her down.He clipped.It only took about 5 minutes too.Im glad he didn't have to end up shaving down to her skin.I was worried about that.But

Hollie