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  1. #1
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    Default Phasing out lion cuts

    I usually feel sad after I do a lion cut. I don't know why. It is just not my thing. Except for a few cats who need it for health reasons, I try to avoid lion cuts. I mostly do maintenance grooms or spot shaving of mats.
    I wonder what other services I can offer for cats? I cat sit, which is fun. Massage? Is there a good pet massage program? Other ideas? I know lion cuts are a "bread and butter" service for cat groomers, a basic service, so it feels radical to not offer them, but there must be other useful services to provide.

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    I do a quite a few attachment comb clips , so the cat is still fluffy but not so long that the owner can't keep up with the coat. It DOES look choppy for the first week or so, but my clients love it.

    I agree, I don't like doing lion clips either, I hate taking kitties right back to the skin and try to avoid where I can ( obviously if the cat is matted then ill do a lion clip )

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    I don't like the lion clips either. I think your idea is good Marshmellow. Maybe I should take an album of short comb clip pictures and suggest them.

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    I working on my album this week. After you said this Emma I started thinking about it even more. What bothers me so much. I think the body lines and grace of cats simply looks better.

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    I think the lion cut is a big reason why grooming cats gets a bad rap as weird or useless. People see a shaved cat and think, no way my cat needs that! I'm definitely not putting down people who shave down. Everyone should do their own thing. I just wonder if it is part of the ridicule some people show if you talk about cat grooming.

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    I think you are right Emma, in fact big time. I know people have that reaction. My album is almost ready. I really want to say to new customers, no more lion cuts.

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