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    I read the article. Emma what do you think. Any secrets on shaving rear legs? Article in Groomer to Groomer.

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    I only give a lion cut to one kitty. He tends to get big furballs, so the goal is to get rid of fur he might eat.

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    • #3
      I did have a thought. I noticed that in a video showing the inside of a well-known South Korean veterinary cat specialist, a cat had a lion cut with legs shaved all the to the "ankles". (The cat was also wearing cat-safe pink blush on her cheeks, but that's another topic.)
      The lion cut is already so unnatural that, to me, it seems funny to start caring about disturbing the cat's leg whiskers. I sincerely doubt an indoor cat is going to have any trouble getting around with legs shaved to the ankles. I am not criticizing though, because we each need to do things in a way that makes sense to us. So my opinion doesn't matter as long as the owner and groomer and cat are comfortable.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Emma123 View Post
        I did have a thought. I noticed that in a video showing the inside of a well-known South Korean veterinary cat specialist, a cat had a lion cut with legs shaved all the to the "ankles". (The cat was also wearing cat-safe pink blush on her cheeks, but that's another topic.)
        The lion cut is already so unnatural that, to me, it seems funny to start caring about disturbing the cat's leg whiskers. I sincerely doubt an indoor cat is going to have any trouble getting around with legs shaved to the ankles. I am not criticizing though, because we each need to do things in a way that makes sense to us. So my opinion doesn't matter as long as the owner and groomer and cat are comfortable.
        I agree, I do not shave down far enough to intentionally trim off the leg whispers. nationalcatgroomers.com/crispy-legs

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        • #5
          I never saw the appeal of a lion cut, just me, my opinion but just didn't make a cat look better.

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          • #6
            It is simply fun for some people. I don't think it brings out the best look of a cat either.

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            • #7
              Some cats really do need shaving. owning a Persian, or even a Maine Coon, is a lot of work. All it takes is a 2 week summer vacation -or being sick for a few weeks - while your cat is with a sitter, and boom, mats all over. And the people who request de-matting usually don't want it once they watch and see how long it takes and how hard it can be on the cat.

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              • #8
                So agree, I had to spread a demat out for a regular client that left town for a month on family emergency. Maine Coon and what a mess. She could have used a shave but told nope. So I did 3 days of dematting gently. I wouldn't put a cat through one session of major dematting like her.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Emma123 View Post
                  Some cats really do need shaving. owning a Persian, or even a Maine Coon, is a lot of work. All it takes is a 2 week summer vacation -or being sick for a few weeks - while your cat is with a sitter, and boom, mats all over. And the people who request de-matting usually don't want it once they watch and see how long it takes and how hard it can be on the cat.
                  And I have a couple of those coming up, must be Spring, albeit early, but here we go.

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