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post #1 of 15
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Do any of you who own DMH/DLH, do you cut their toe fur?

My mother makes me cut Cappy's toe fur once it gets long enough to see it as he is walking. She says that it makes him slide across the tile floor when he runs across it. Though I think he slides regardless

Should I be cutting it, or is it fine to let it grow?

I've never owned anything other than a Short haired cat before, so I don't know.
post #2 of 15
I don't cut the toe fur on my two, it grows there for a reason - it helps protect the pads of their feet, and it is cushiony - plus it helps dust my floors.
post #3 of 15
Two reasons, they are supposed to have that fur and there are tactile hairs all over a cat's feet and legs, never a good idea to clip in those areas, it can actually be detrimental.
post #4 of 15
I would NOT cut the fur between the toes. Its not hurting anything and they may slide a bit, but it wouldn't hurt. Its more difficult to try and trim the fur with a wiggly cat. How are they for cutting nails? I might nip a bit of fur around the nails to get a better view of them, but otherwise leave the extra fur there.
post #5 of 15
All my 3 kits have furry toes and as we live in a hot country we have tiles everywhere.
The only sliding that goes on is when Miss Moofi is being naughty and either running away or chasing one of the other kits

I dont think its necessary to clip the fur at all
post #6 of 15
Out of all 5 of my long haired kitties all have the "grinch feet" as I prefer to call it, and no I don't trim it. 1: I think it is adorable and 2: it helps keep their feet protected and cushioned. The only rpoblem I seem to have is occasionally they get clumps of litter in there that I clean out, but not a big deal. I would not suggest that you trim them unless absolutely neccessary, not only do you run the risk of cutting them, but it really is not neccessary. All cats slide on the linoleum, it is just what they do-and it is kinda fun to watch-so sit back and enjoy the show~
post #7 of 15
I don't intentionally cut the fur between the toes of my little girl. I sometimes accidently get some of it when I clip her claws. It does make the toe clipping a little more difficult because it is sometimes hard with a wiggly cat to get the claw exposed to clip it.
post #8 of 15
I don't cut the hair between my long-haired kitties. True it does make nail clippings a little more difficult, but I don't want to risk cutting their sensitive pads unless it is absolutely necessary.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Leto86 View Post
Do any of you who own DMH/DLH, do you cut their toe fur?

My mother makes me cut Cappy's toe fur once it gets long enough to see it as he is walking. She says that it makes him slide across the tile floor when he runs across it. Though I think he slides regardless

Should I be cutting it, or is it fine to let it grow?

I've never owned anything other than a Short haired cat before, so I don't know.
The thought of cutting toe fur has never occurred to me. In fact, at one time I had a cat that was about twenty years old and her toenails kept getting stuck in the shag carpet so the poor thing could become anchored on the spot. I think in this case it would have been harmful to cut her toe hair which probably helped the problem somewhat.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
I don't cut the toe fur on my two, it grows there for a reason - it helps protect the pads of their feet, and it is cushiony - plus it helps dust my floors.
I agree with that but also we have a long haired now and we always have at least one long haired baby in this house but we also have a medium hair little girl, but we do not cut the fur in their feet or anything near it because its there for a reason!!!
post #11 of 15
Nope, I don't cut Quill's toefur. It's too darn cute
post #12 of 15
my max has white toe fur under his paws and feet i love it his paws feel like rabbits feet but not grusomely cut off so when i rub them on my cheek i call it good luck lol
post #13 of 15
my boyfriend has been cutting Willoughby's toe hair, for no real reason though. Willoughby couldn't care less. You could do anything to him and he will just sit there and take it. I like his toe fur. He cuts my Himalayan cat Eliotts toe fur too but that is to see his claws to clip them. They are very hard to find and he is squirmy.
post #14 of 15
I would never cut their toe fur either and mine have it too. That fur between their toes is there for a reason, just let it alone.

Shanynne
Extreme Kitty Lover
post #15 of 15
i agree
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