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  • Hair splinters

    Since I only groom cats, I don't have experience with hair splinters.
    What is a hair splinter? Why are they a problem? How do you avoid them? I am doing research for a product.
    Thank you!

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    They get into tiny places sometimes and hard to get out. Some fester. Some from scissoring are quite sharp ended and cut right into soft skin, tender skin. Now I use a good moisturizer body wise and I feel it keeps them from cutting their way into the skin. Again it is where they go, your eyes, and it is why I wear apron to keep them out of the breast area particularly sensitive skin area. Wood splinters are easier to see and remove, not so much with hair splinters.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info! Do they get in the skin in your elbow or arm too?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Emma123 View Post
        Thanks for the info! Do they get in the skin in your elbow or arm too?
        They get anywhere! It's why I wear double nylon when grooming, a scrub shirt and heavy duty nylon apron. I got a massive abscess once that took nearly a year to completely heal. I wear leather sneakers as well so no splinters can get through the material of my shoes. They hurt when you touch them, that's how I always know if I have one in my hands, I'll rub it against something and yowza! I mean it's not debilitating pain, but it hurts in a strange way.

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        • #5
          Wow! I didn't realize this.
          Are some breeds more likely to result in hair splinters?

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