Is it bad to shave your cat?

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  1. baybpnk profile image79
    baybpnkposted 3 years ago

    Is it bad to shave your cat?

    I shaved my cat the other day and he seems to be okay with it. He has so much fur that I basically just gave him a haircut because he kept getting mats on his back due to being unable to reach the area to clean himself. He was angry at me for a day or so, but he got over it. What do you think?

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  2. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    It felt humilated for sure, just like his dignity has been robed, but he get over because pets aren't like humans, they forgive n forget

    1. baybpnk profile image79
      baybpnkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it was humiliation, my cat does not like to be touched as much as I had to touch him! smile He loves it now. He always sits on cold surfaces so I thought I would help him out. Plus I have allergies and this helps.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    We once had a long haired cat and we usually gave him a "haircut" for the summer months. He was never thrilled with being held down while we trimmed him, of course ...(when it was done I swear he scowled at us for days ... "I WILL have vengeance!") but he got over it quickly enough.

    1. baybpnk profile image79
      baybpnkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! My cat got over it after a day, but he would not sleep with me that night even though I had been gone for a few days before. I betrayed him! haha

  4. Zelkiiro profile image95
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    Unless you live in the Arctic Circle or something, there's no real consequences to shaving your cat. He'll just be put off by the act itself, and maybe be a little curious as to where all his fur went, but otherwise, there's nothing to worry about.

    1. baybpnk profile image79
      baybpnkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      He's a funny cat...his fur is a whole lot softer now because it's down to the under layers instead of the top coat. He's an inside cat too, so I didn't see any real harm in shaving him a little.

 
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