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Old 06-28-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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I have a balinese that is in need of a cutting,I was thinking of doing it myself
has anyone else cut there own cats hair and was it a pain to do?

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Old 06-28-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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hi, coartist!

I have a huge Maine Coon cat.
I have recently bought a furminator & I can not recommend it enough. Gracie has very long hair and it just takes it right off.
The company is wonderful, also. I misplaced the top and they sent one right out (at their expense) AND enclosed a lovely handwritten note with it. It was like doing business in the fifties.
A great product and great people !
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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hi, coartist!

I have a huge Maine Coon cat.
I have recently bought a furminator & I can not recommend it enough. Gracie has very long hair and it just takes it right off.
The company is wonderful, also. I misplaced the top and they sent one right out (at their expense) AND enclosed a lovely handwritten note with it. It was like doing business in the fifties.
A great product and great people !
that sounds great...where could I get one...
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:54 PM
 
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Unless you know what you are doing never try to cut a mats from a cat especaily the belly area .It is very easy to tear the skin. Leave that to a professional.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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thanks,I kind of figured that...
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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I tried to cut my oldest. she has big tuffs of hair on her rear end....lets just say I'm alive but would not try it again...professionals for her
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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I've been told by a groomer that it's best to give the cat a sedative to calm them before you tackle that kind of a job. It all depends on your cat, of course, but most cats I think are very protective of their coats!
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Its very easy to accidently cut them, I was told to always keep my fingers between the pet and the scissors.

The only grooming I have done has been to get rid of tangles and mats.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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I have a Furminator (available online or at PetCo) and I use it for daily grooming. But my long-haired cat gets too long in the "bloomer" area and bits of poop stick there. I take her in to the vet nad they trim just that area. I would not try to do that myself!
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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DD and I kept our Persian's belly area shaved along with his back end, so nothing yucky would stick to the fur in that area. We started with him as a kitten, and he loved it when we got the clippers out.
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