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Haircut for cats

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Can anyone recommend a place in Zürich where I can do a haircut for my cats?
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Old 26.03.2015, 13:45
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Re: Haircut for cats

Why? Are they long haired? No need otherwise. And even if they are, they don't really need it. Doesn't get that hot here does it?
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Why? Are they long haired? No need otherwise. And even if they are, they don't really need it. Doesn't get that hot here does it?
Yes, they have a long fur and it becomes matted even though I brush them. I usually do a haircut annually, and they are very happy afterwards.
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Re: Haircut for cats

I prefer my pussies hairy.

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Re: Haircut for cats

Well, found this one

http://www.xn--schnuzli-3za.ch/

but there don't seem to be many cat grooming places here. Dogs yes, cats no. I don't know exactly what they offer as I don't read German.
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I hope you're looking for a groomer, not a "haircutter" per se. Are there problems with their fur, is it matted/knotted? Perhaps getting something like a Furminator (can be found in Qualipet) would be a solution for you if that's the problem.

If it's hairballs causing problems for the cats, perhaps upping their cat grass supply or feeding them small amounts of malt paste could help.

If the haircut's just for looks because the fur length doesn't appeal to you without it causing any problems for your cats, please don't get the cat's fur cut.
I use Furminator, which is an amazing product. Unfortunately, it doesn't completely prevent their fur from being matted, it just slows down the process. And when it becomes matted, it bothers them. Then I usually do a the haircut.
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I prefer my pussies hairy.

It is more comfortable if you wax
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I use Furminator, which is an amazing product. Unfortunately, it doesn't completely prevent their fur from being matted, it just slows down the process. And when it becomes matted, it bothers them. Then I usually do a the haircut.
I read your post and here's a place that does cat grooming in Zürich: http://www.dog-and-more.ch/4652.html

How often do you use the furminator? Perhaps doubling the number of brushing sessions could help some.

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Well, found this one

http://www.xn--schnuzli-3za.ch/

but there don't seem to be many cat grooming places here. Dogs yes, cats no. I don't know exactly what they offer as I don't read German.
Great minds think alike

They offer "schneiden, trimmen, scheren" (cutting, trimming, shearing) for dogs and cats.
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I read your post and here's a place that does cat grooming in Zürich: http://www.dog-and-more.ch/4652.html

How often do you use the furminator? Perhaps doubling the number of brushing sessions could help some.
Several times a week. I should probably mention that one of my cats is addicted to water. So it's enough that he drinks water from the tap or falls asleep in the sink, his fur immediately becomes matted

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I read your post and here's a place that does cat grooming in Zürich: http://www.dog-and-more.ch/4652.html

How often do you use the furminator? Perhaps doubling the number of brushing sessions could help some.



Great minds think alike

They offer "schneiden, trimmen, scheren" (cutting, trimming, shearing) for dogs and cats.
That's great, I'll try them out!

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Several times a week. I should probably mention that one of my cats is addicted to water. So it's enough that he drinks water from the tap or falls asleep in the sink, his fur immediately becomes matted
Shut the faucet off and gift him a drinking fountain for CHF 30 as an Easter gift as a substitute - that might ease the problem.
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a place in Zürich where I can do a haircut for my cats?
Thanks!
Waxing in Zurich
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Re: Haircut for cats

Yeah, riiiight. *snorts*
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Several times a week. I should probably mention that one of my cats is addicted to water. So it's enough that he drinks water from the tap or falls asleep in the sink...
If you haven't already done so, please take this cat to a vet promptly for some blood work. A normal, healthy cat will drink plenty of water but when the owner starts using the word "addicted" that tells me it's an excessive amount, and there could be a kidney problem.
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If you haven't already done so, please take this cat to a vet promptly for some blood work. A normal, healthy cat will drink plenty of water but when the owner starts using the word "addicted" that tells me it's an excessive amount, and there could be a kidney problem.
Yes, I'm aware of this concern but blood tests were fine. I assume that my cat is just very entertained by the running water. He's sprinting to the bathroom and shows me which tap he'd like me to open
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Re: Haircut for cats

I have a cat with long hair myself and it needs a little work.
I met people on the forum with similar problems and I could help them.

Basically, there are different kinds of combs to use and it will really help.
Let me know if you want me to come and show you a couple of things.
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Yes, I'm aware of this concern but blood tests were fine. I assume that my cat is just very entertained by the running water. He's sprinting to the bathroom and shows me which tap he'd like me to open
The consumption would still be concerning to me, so I would be (at the risk of sounding like a broken record to you ) buying a fountain (I assure you that I'm not affiliated with any fountain-makers ) and measuring the amount of water I put in it and the amount which is left over after a day of his drinking from and playing with it, to roughly estimate how much he drinks. Then I'd take those (logged) measurements to the next vet visit and show them to the vet, especially since cats aren't known to down much water (hence the huge discussions about the (dis)advantages of wet/dry/raw food for cats all over the internet (and here on EF), as cats are known to cover the majority of their fluid needs with their food.
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Re: Haircut for cats

I had a cat that was mesmerised by dripping taps and water.

I can still remember the pain when he daintily walked along the edge of the bath and fell in. I don't know who moved the quickest. Me with my beautiful thighs (at the time) scratched and him looking like a drowned rat!!

And he did it again, and again. Not falling in though!! I'd knock him off if he started getting a bit dodgy.

Also, if your cat goes outside. They often drink from puddles, supposedly that is good for their digestion to drink sort of dirty water. Mine often drank the water after i had watered the plants.

I dunno, I'm no expert, all i know that the cats i have had over the years have been healthy and happy and loved. Apart from a few visits to the vets they lived long.

Another one used to lick my forehead in the Summer, i guess it was the sweat and salt or summat.
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