My 5 yr old cat has recently come into this new adult coat I am guessing. He was slow to mature and his medium length hair is now official longhair. He won't tolerate brushing well but I try. However for the first time in 5 yrs he has mats. I try to cut out the ones not close to the skin but there are a few that are. I have decided to get him shaved for the summer as it will probably be cooler for him and we can start new and I can try to get him used to more frequest brushing. The only issue is I fear the noise will terrify him. He is scared of my hair dryer, crinkly plastic bags, vacuum etc. I am sure the clipper will freak him out! Would he need to be sedated? Is that reasonably safe? DO I jsut go to a grooming place? It seems so many in my area are DOG groomers that groom cats too but I am afriad the will have problems with my scardy cat! Any leads would be great or if you live in the denver, co area suggestible locations would help too. I want him to be happy and comfortable. I feel aweful that he got mats. I am guilty of not grooming him as much as I should, I guess after 5 years and no problems I thought this wouldn't happen. Thanks so much.
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3/18/07 at 6:33pm