Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08.09.2013, 17:45
darkhorsedrea's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uster
Posts: 800
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 747 Times in 290 Posts
darkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond repute
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?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09.09.2013, 14:21
swiss_in_training's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,350
Groaned at 19 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 1,392 Times in 606 Posts
swiss_in_training has a reputation beyond reputeswiss_in_training has a reputation beyond reputeswiss_in_training has a reputation beyond reputeswiss_in_training has a reputation beyond reputeswiss_in_training has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

I use old beach towels-the fur comes out pretty well in the tumble dryer
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank swiss_in_training for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 09.09.2013, 19:35
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 11,284
Groaned at 89 Times in 85 Posts
Thanked 19,440 Times in 8,596 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10.09.2013, 08:52
darkhorsedrea's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uster
Posts: 800
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 747 Times in 290 Posts
darkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

Ok I have two British short haired cats. ..I'm not sure if I could even cut their hair???
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10.09.2013, 17:24
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 11,284
Groaned at 89 Times in 85 Posts
Thanked 19,440 Times in 8,596 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

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).
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10.09.2013, 17:52
darkhorsedrea's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uster
Posts: 800
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 747 Times in 290 Posts
darkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10.09.2013, 18:00
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 5,022
Groaned at 281 Times in 201 Posts
Thanked 10,562 Times in 3,962 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

Quote:
View Post
Ok I have two British short haired cats. ..I'm not sure if I could even cut their hair???
You could shave them.

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Pancakes for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 10.09.2013, 22:15
darkhorsedrea's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uster
Posts: 800
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 747 Times in 290 Posts
darkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

Quote:
View Post
You could shave them.

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11.09.2013, 18:16
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 11,284
Groaned at 89 Times in 85 Posts
Thanked 19,440 Times in 8,596 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

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.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11.09.2013, 18:30
Village Idiot's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 3,685
Groaned at 35 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 6,941 Times in 2,243 Posts
Village Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

Quote:
View Post
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.

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Village Idiot for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 11.09.2013, 20:39
darkhorsedrea's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uster
Posts: 800
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 747 Times in 290 Posts
darkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

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? !
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12.09.2013, 18:13
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 11,284
Groaned at 89 Times in 85 Posts
Thanked 19,440 Times in 8,596 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

I dunno about a groomer in your area, but a literal translation gives "Lwe 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.

Your kitties are going to be soooo happy!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank 3Wishes for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 13.09.2013, 00:54
darkhorsedrea's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Uster
Posts: 800
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 747 Times in 290 Posts
darkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond reputedarkhorsedrea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cat bedding...

Quote:
View Post
I dunno about a groomer in your area, but a literal translation gives "Lwe 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.

Your kitties are going to be soooo happy!
Thanks

Bathed :what: my poor cats lol.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank darkhorsedrea for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single men and bedding changing... M_McPoyle General off-topic 5 26.08.2013 09:35
Anti Allergic Bedding pk01 Family matters/health 4 08.11.2010 15:04
Question about bedding TheSpouse Housing in general 24 19.10.2009 21:14


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:22.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0