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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Kitten grooming question

I have noticed my kitten Bella has some matts and tangles under her arms and around belly and back leg (poop area).

After she was spayed i tried not to touch the general underside area as much as possible and probably reason why it got tangled =(

I know tangles are not good for skin and can be painful so i shopped around and bought few grooming tools to help remove those tangles and it did a great job on big tangles but was not effective on small tangles.

So should i take her to a groomer and get the whole belly shaved or should i cut out the tangles myself?
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I think I'd be afraid to cut them out myself, especially if they are close to the skin. I'd fear that I would cut the skin if she moved.


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exactly my fear =(

so appointment with a groomer to get it all shaved?
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Maybe someone on here can think of another option, but I would go that route before I tried to cut it out myself.


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A good groomer can get them out without shaving her.

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the vet shaved like the middle belly area because of the surgery so wouldnt it be better to shave off the belly and let it grow it out? or is shaving not healthy for the kitten?
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You could go ahead and shave her, then as her hair grows out, get her used to being combed/brushed that way, a little bit at a time.

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I am going to try a groomer tomorrow for Crisco. He has long hair and I do brush him, but he had an ear infection and his hair behind his ears matted from the medication and that I put in his ears and also not coming behind his ears.
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Hi Jshun,
I am planning on shaving one of my long haired boys, belly...
He has gotten several tight little mats, that would be way to painful for him, to try and comb out...
I already trim around his behind, so he's used to that, however, his tummy may be a different story, it's very sensitive!

Shaving is safer to me, than trying to cut out any mats, cats skin is stretchy, and its way to easy to make a serious cut in it!

I have trimmed mats, that were not close to the skin, with scissors, but with a comb between the skin, and the mat, to help protect any stretchy skin!
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Thank you for all the information =P looks like ill be scheduling a visit to the groomers next week !
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