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  • Which blade to clean the sanitary area on a cat?

    Hi all,
    I was wondering which blade would you use to clean the sanitary (butt area) of a cat. My cat has medium length hair and she always has stuff stuck in it (yuk). Anyway I am in grooming school but we have not done a cat as yet, so I figured I would get great info from you all. I thought maybe a #10 but I'm not sure. Thanks!

  • #2
    I have always used a 10 or 15.

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    • #3
      i use a 10 or a 15 too

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      • #4
        Ditto!

        A 10 or 15 is the safest way to go.
        SheilaB from SC

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        • #5
          Thanks guys, I figured a 10, but I have never used clippers on a cat before and I wasn't sure if it would be the same like a dog. You guys are great!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Giselle View Post
            Thanks guys, I figured a 10, but I have never used clippers on a cat before and I wasn't sure if it would be the same like a dog. You guys are great!!!
            Hi Giselle!

            Just wanted to throw out there that since you have never used clippers on a cat before, be a little more careful than with a dog. There skin is much thinner, and forms shall we say ropes because it's so stretchy. They are easier to cut than dogs.
            Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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            • #7
              Lauren, thanks for the heads up on that. The cat is my cat. I am not grooming cats as yet at school. But that was a great point to bring up because I am so used to grooming dogs that I could have nicked her. So now, I will be more aware that I have to be more careful.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Giselle View Post
                Lauren, thanks for the heads up on that. The cat is my cat. I am not grooming cats as yet at school. But that was a great point to bring up because I am so used to grooming dogs that I could have nicked her. So now, I will be more aware that I have to be more careful.
                Sure, no problem. I actually don't do cats myself (though I do hope to learn one day), but have been told from day one about them being easier to cut tham dogs. I think that it's a great idea to practice on your own cat! I wish I had one to practice on!
                Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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