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darkhorsedrea 08.09.2013 17:45

Cat bedding...
 
Apologies if this is in the wrong subject section. On tapatalk so I can only post in daily life.

Anyhow, I'm looking for some cat bedding for cats that moult a lot. I need to be able to clean it easily. We have been using the fleece blankets but they get so full of hair and they are so difficult to clean.

Any tips put there from fellow cat owners?

swiss_in_training 09.09.2013 14:21

Re: Cat bedding...
 
I use old beach towels-the fur comes out pretty well in the tumble dryer :)

3Wishes 09.09.2013 19:35

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You can still use the fleece - just toss a damp washcloth in the tumbler with the blanket and for some reason it helps the fur come off. Do this before you wash and you'll save your washer from clogged filters. :)

Edit: Forgot to add - you can also give Fluffy a lion cut to reduce the shedding substantially. Fewer hairballs yakked up too. ;)

darkhorsedrea 10.09.2013 08:52

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Ok I have two British short haired cats. ..I'm not sure if I could even cut their hair???

3Wishes 10.09.2013 17:24

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Shorthairs can also be given lion cuts, but you need to find a really good groomer. One of my mom's shorthairs (RIP now) had a super thick coat that made her shed like mad and cough up hairballs daily. Mom tried combing and brushing her twice a day but it still didn't help. She decided to try the lion cut on her and never went back. Of course it does look a tad goofy, and you might want to leave the coat for winter if the kitties go outside. But as I've mentioned on other threads, every cat I've known that had the lion cut loved it (the owners too). :)

darkhorsedrea 10.09.2013 17:52

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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 1972095)
Shorthairs can also be given lion cuts, but you need to find a really good groomer. One of my mom's shorthairs (RIP now) had a super thick coat that made her shed like mad and cough up hairballs daily. Mom tried combing and brushing her twice a day but it still didn't help. She decided to try the lion cut on her and never went back. Of course it does look a tad goofy, and you might want to leave the coat for winter if the kitties go outside. But as I've mentioned on other threads, every cat I've known that had the lion cut loved it (the owners too). :)

Lol. Sorry I'm trying to imagine my two with a lion cut lol I do brush them daily but my efforts are in vain.

Pancakes 10.09.2013 18:00

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Quote:

Originally Posted by darkhorsedrea (Post 1971611)
Ok I have two British short haired cats. ..I'm not sure if I could even cut their hair???

You could shave them. ;)

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...swH-emy_u6ybRA

darkhorsedrea 10.09.2013 22:15

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Originally Posted by Carrie F (Post 1972144)

:eek:

3Wishes 11.09.2013 18:16

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LOL do a Google search for shorthair lion cut and you'll see what some shorthairs look like. The colors stay the same, it's just shorter hair. The difference is less drastic on a shorthair for obvious reasons. The longhairs are the ones that look totally wacky. You could try it just to see. The hair grows back so it's not like they're nakey forever. ;)

Village Idiot 11.09.2013 18:30

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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 1973104)
LOL do a Google search for shorthair lion cut and you'll see what some shorthairs look like. The colors stay the same, it's just shorter hair. The difference is less drastic on a shorthair for obvious reasons. The longhairs are the ones that look totally wacky. You could try it just to see. The hair grows back so it's not like they're nakey forever. ;)

They're just as embarrassed as their long-haired cousins. Look at that face.

http://nationalcatgroomers.com/wp-co...0/clutter1.jpg

darkhorsedrea 11.09.2013 20:39

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That cat looks miserable :-( but actually it doesn't look that bad. Now where the he'll do I find a groomer and try and translate this in German? !

3Wishes 12.09.2013 18:13

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I dunno about a groomer in your area, but a literal translation gives "L÷we Schnitt" (lion cut). I highly recommend taking a photo with you of a more fuzzy cat in a lion cut just to be clear on what you want done. The ones of shorthairs can be hard to tell on a pic that anything was actually done. You do not have to have them bathed prior to the shave if you don't want to. My mom always has her cats get a bath. I was never brave enough to try that with mine. :D;)

Your kitties are going to be soooo happy! :):)

darkhorsedrea 13.09.2013 00:54

Re: Cat bedding...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 1974047)
I dunno about a groomer in your area, but a literal translation gives "L÷we Schnitt" (lion cut). I highly recommend taking a photo with you of a more fuzzy cat in a lion cut just to be clear on what you want done. The ones of shorthairs can be hard to tell on a pic that anything was actually done. You do not have to have them bathed prior to the shave if you don't want to. My mom always has her cats get a bath. I was never brave enough to try that with mine. :D;)

Your kitties are going to be soooo happy! :):)

Thanks

Bathed :what: my poor cats lol.


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