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I have a 'Cat Breed Encyclopedia'. As you would imagine, it lists all recognized, and some unrecognized breeds of cats. Each cat is listed with 1-5 "brushes' which are implicit of the level of grooming they require. Much to my surprise, Siamese have 3 brushes and the book says they require moderate grooming with a shammy cloth? I know that between Traditional/Apple Head, Classic and Extreme Wedges, there are different levels of shedding and types of fur, with traditional being the heaviest shedder and the Wedges being the lightest, but I can't imagine that they require that much grooming, especially as I've owned Siamese for my entire life and never "had" to brush them. Now that I've read this... perhaps I should have? Any Siamese experts on here to explain why they need "moderate grooming"?

Thanks in advance!

Jill
post #2 of 13
The show Siamese have a much slicker and tight close laying coat that requires little grooming outside a flea comb and shammy cloth.

The rest of the Siamese have a little denser coats that might require a rubber brush and shammy.
post #3 of 13
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Thank you! I appreciate it!

Jill
post #4 of 13
You can always vacuum them with the upholstery brush and the central vac. Bijou loves this - he'll actually move around so I can get all the different areas.
post #5 of 13
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o0o0o! Sounds adorable! He must be very brave :-D
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o0o0o! Sounds adorable! He must be very brave :-D
I don't know about "brave", but he certainly is very laid back and relaxed.
post #7 of 13
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Not to mention handsome! He reminds me of my Joyce! Miss her so much!
post #8 of 13
It really makes no sense to me why the book would say Siamese require moderate grooming. For Ruin who is a Modern style I use a rubber brush about once a week and that's it. She probably doesn't even need to be brushed that often, but she loves it!
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The show Siamese have a much slicker and tight close laying coat that requires little grooming outside a flea comb and shammy cloth.

The rest of the Siamese have a little denser coats that might require a rubber brush and shammy.
A friend of mine has 2, one for show the other a pet. There's a big difference in their coats, the pet is quite fluffy while the show is more close lying - more like the Oci coat.
post #10 of 13
I use a zoom groom when my Orientals are moulting just to get rid of any loose hair, but they certainly don't need 'moderate grooming'. I only use that because they enjoy it, a damp cloth or a chamois leather would do the job too.

Even on the underbelly where the hair has been marginally longer over winter, the difference between winter and summer coat is small, we are talking fractions of an inch difference and only noticeable if you are giving regular belly rubs! There is never enough there to even tangle, let alone form a matt. They shed normally so a little grooming to remove loose hair and dirt from the coat certainly won't hurt, but you don't need a range of tools for the job, a wipe down once a week is sufficient.

The Ori boys have slightly different coat quality, one is marginally thicker than the other, but they are both examples of the modern ultra-short sleek coats.
post #11 of 13
I have to confess that when I brush my own hair and Bijou gets up on the bathroom sink he likes me to brush him too. It doesn't trouble me that I use my own brush on him and he so enjoys it.
post #12 of 13
I just use one of those "grooming gloves" and give Pan a massage.....he loves it!
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Not to mention handsome! He reminds me of my Joyce! Miss her so much!
Is that you and Joyce? She does look like Bijou! Cats, all cats are just so special.
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