I'm a bit confused about giving long haired cats a summer haircut. I can't seem to find a consenus. I know it's been addressed somewhat on this site. It seems fairly common to give long haired cats a summer cut/shave and from what I see on this site, it sounds like a great thing for them, to keep them more comfortable during the hot months. I've read in a few places that is isn't a good idea, unless they are matted, as it is their insulation. All in all though, it seems there are more people that think it's a good thing. I am so confused though. I asked the local pet groomer, as I was thinking it may a good idea for my Lewis as his hair is getting quite long black, and it's very thick and he gets hot. They highly advised against it, unless his hair was matted, which it isn't, as they said it can really freak cats out to the point where they will hide until their hair grows back...that would be a long time. Any thoughts from long haired cat owners and groomers? Are they just giving me a line and not wanting to do it or is there a lot of truth to this? I know there is never a guarantee but but I would love to hear what those who do this sort of thing, think. He is a young cat, only 10 months old and he's very mellow. Thanks for your thoughts and advice.
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6/25/05 at 4:03pm