Originally Posted by Renny
Maybe this is the right place for this question.
I need to trim/shave Lucky's back end. She's got so much hair on her butt!! The problem is...how it the best way to do this. I've tried scissors (carefully) and it seems to work...but is their an easier or better way? and how do you control your cat if they really really don't want their bum trimmed?
Some people bring their cats in to the clinic to get their butts shaved about once a month or so, and that seems to work fine. Mine are knocked out completely for their teeth cleaning so they don't know it's happening until they wake up, and then they just feel great! When I say shave, I mean I shave their whole body like a lion's. All the way down to the skin, but I leave their legs and heads furry, and the tips of their tails. If you go down to the skin, go with
the hair, not against it, and you'll still have a little peach fuzz left. Some people leave a big mane down their chest, but I do it up to their necks because the hair gets really long under their chins and it gets stuck in their mouths when they groom themselves. I also shave the hair on the bottoms of their feet, they get better traction that way!