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Seriously thinking of shaving his fat butt... lol!

post #1 of 12
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I'm not kidding! Poor Tiger's hair back there is so long that he's constantly getting 'dingleberries' and matted fur! It looks terrible right now because there's chopped off sections of fur. Gawd, I keep laughing at him when he walks away because it looks so ridiculous! Poor buddy...
So, has anyone else with long haired cats done such a thing? Should I do it for his health? I mean, it's not really that sanitary to have a 'dingleberry stuck to your behind. Or does anyone have any other suggestions?
He's quite good with grooming although he does try to get away by doing an Army crawl under my hand when I get to a matted area that I have to trim.
post #2 of 12
Yes, I've had cats that had to have the sanitary shave. It's a good idea if he's always getting poo stuck around his butt. Sometimes I just trim around Peaches' butt and that is sufficient for her.
post #3 of 12
Yep we have to keep Zoe's trimmed too....
post #4 of 12
Yes, my DLH, Sassy gets a sanitary shave every few months, and boy does it ever help alot!!
post #5 of 12
I can't remember what I did if my Persian, Smokey, who died many years ago, had that problem. Probably what I do for my Border Collie, give him a comb through. If that doesn't work I cut them out.
post #6 of 12
I'll never do it again! I did it for Mitties when she was having enemas and poop issues this summer. It DID keep her hiney cleaner, BUT she had three UTI's because the trimmed hair allowed bacteria from her anus to easily enter her urethra, causing the infections. Now I just use Nature's Miracle Wipes if she has a "hanger" and that seems to work.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u View Post
Yes, I've had cats that had to have the sanitary shave. It's a good idea if he's always getting poo stuck around his butt. Sometimes I just trim around Peaches' butt and that is sufficient for her.
same here with Scully
post #8 of 12
I do my own little trims too as needed .. on the dog ..
post #9 of 12
I see no reason to trim him down short around the area. Better then to have to keep combing those dingleberries. Cats are sensitive and you don't want him to start objecting to grooming.
post #10 of 12
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He's getting better now, he doesn't run when I go for the scissors! He's really enjoying the comb on his neck and face. Now I'm finding that his 'armpits' are getting matted every now and then too! Poor buddy... his fur's just out to get him no matter how many times I groom him a day!
post #11 of 12
Definitely cut it. It helped our kittie. Unfortunately, our kittie still gets poop-little nasties on his hind legs. I just posted a new thread searching for help. So help!!!
post #12 of 12
I often have a trim at my ragdoll, she has the same problems, sometimes I but a little talc in the brush just to get the tatty bits out and to disguise the smell.
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