What name would you give her after her spring haircut?

  • @eldavi
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    823 days ago

    kitty looks matted; i hope it’s no causing any pain.

    • @dragontangram88OP
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      823 days ago

      No, she has no matts. I cut her fur really short and it’s just looks uneven in the picture. Trust me, I cut her fur so that she would have no matted fur at all. I double checked her fur for matts after I clipped it.

      • @[email protected]
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        523 days ago

        Unless she already had mats why the fuck are you cutting a cats fur?

        At most they just need brushing.

        • @dragontangram88OP
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          423 days ago

          She gets hairballs. She also runs through the agricultural fields around us, which causes her to pick up stickers and foxtails in her fur.

          • @[email protected]
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            323 days ago

            All cats get hair balls, that’s not a reason to cut their fur, it rarely grows back properly when you do.

            • @dragontangram88OP
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              323 days ago

              My veterinarian said it was fine. In the past, he offered to have his staff shave her. During summer, the weather is typically above 105 degrees Fahrenheit, too. I shaved her a little early this year, but it is really for her own good.

              • @LowtierComputer
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                122 days ago

                Just to respond to your temperature comment, it has been down that trimming/shaving a cat’s hair can actually make it harder for them to stay cool.

              • @[email protected]
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                023 days ago

                It really isn’t for her own good.

                If your vet told you it was OK to cut her hair unnecessarily you need to find a new vet.

                • @dragontangram88OP
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                  23 days ago

                  She had fox tails in her fur from running around outside. I’m not going to let fox tails stay in her fur. Every time I post something, someone has to comment with an angry reply about how they know the right way to do something and how the rest of the world is wrong. Go ahead, let your own cat live with fox tails in his or her fur.

                  Here is a vet that says using the clippers on a long haired cat is acceptable: https://youtu.be/zNOO6Kj6K7A?si=ioOc2yFNaZdn9lOH

                • @[email protected]
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                  523 days ago

                  It’s not like shaving a husky. For some cats, cutting their hair is fine. It’s not recommended for all cats, but there’s nothing inherently wrong with it. Most cat breeds don’t have an undercoat like huskies that gets messed up when you shave them. I actually don’t know of one that does.

                  If it were just for aesthetic purposes, yeah it’d not be good. But if a vet said it’s fine, chances are they made sure the cat’s situation and health and behavior were appropriate for a haircut.

                  There are other ways to control hairballs, but it doesn’t seem like they’re doing anything too drastic for the wrong reasons.

      • @eldavi
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        223 days ago

        that explains the look of disdain. lol

        my very senior void is too inflexible to groom well and also gives me a “fuck you!” look after i bathe and groom him myself.

  • @cuchilloc
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    523 days ago

    Drop it off the shelf!