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Friday, November 18, 2016

Why grooming your cat is so important: a case study.

Our Haslemere Adoption Centre recently had the lovely Autumn brought into their care after she’d spent some time living outside. Her coat was heavily matted because it hadn’t been groomed.

Fur can become matted when a cat’s undercoat sheds (moults) and gets trapped under the top layer of fur. Poor Autumn was in a lot of discomfort but after a much-needed clipping treatment, she is on the road to recovery.

longhaired cat with matted hair

Autumn before her clip – her whole body was a solid hard lump!

matted hair being shaved off longhaired cat

Starting to clip along Autumn’s back

longhaired cat hair being shaved off

The whole side of her coat coming away in a complete matt

heavily matted hair trimmed from cat

One side removed

matted coat being removed from cat

This picture really shows how trapped poor little Autumn was under the matts

heavily matted cat fur

The matted hair

shaved cat next to lots of matted fur

With all this fur off, the tiny underweight cat is revealed underneath

large amount of matted fur pelt removed from cat

The underside of all the pelt removed

matted hair pelt removed from longhaired cat

The top of the removed pelt

 

These pictures really stress the importance of grooming longhaired cats regularly. If you struggle to groom your cat, ask your vet for advice.

Find out more about grooming your cat.

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