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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Shaving my cats soon, what is the best de-shedding brush?

It is starting to heat up in Australia, so my cats are due for a shave soon, but I was thinking what is the best de shedding comb or brush you can suggest?

I use THIS brush at home on my cats at the moment but I was wondering if there was anything better or maybe a bit... faster?
I have seen THIS at a store near me and was wondering if it would be any better?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 07:48 AM
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If you have long haired cats, they are likely double coated. Double coated cats should not be shaved to beat the heat...it actually does the opposite. The undercoat acts as insulation to keep the heat out and keep the body temp stable.

There are a variety of other reasons not to shave. There are many articles on this topic if you google "shaving long haired cats".


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I'm, never really comfortable with shaving cats except in an emergency. Hope you find a good brush.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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He isn't a long hair if that changes anything, I have 3 rescues, one is a medium hair and two are short hair, and they don't seem to be dealing with the Australian heat as it warms up now.

my newest 7 month old has her belly shaved from being Desexed, and she sleeps on the dining room table belly down to the table to keep cool, so I thought it may help to get them shaved.
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We live in Dubai so our summer is extremely hot, in fact we rarely have cool days. Lulu is medium /long and Kiki as a BSH has a very very thick short coat. We don't shave either of them ,if they need to cool they go to the bathrooms. They hate being in a room when we put on AC. In the Summer months they are more lethargic just like the rest of us. We do take them to be groomed and the groomer uses a furminator type tool as well as brushes which the cats seem to love as it gets to the undercoat. You can buy these but I am too worried I might hurt the girls so I leave it to the expert. It's incredible how much comes of both when we go each month. In between I use a comb and a zoomed groomer which seems better for Kiki
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Personally, I really like getting my Persians shaved into the "lion cut" and they love it, too. I can tell they feel so much cooler and become much more cuddly when they're freshly shaved. Their coats grow back gorgeous everytime.

I know the Furminator is supposed to be a great brush, but I just use a regular metal tooth comb on my girls. I'd love to try the Furminator, though!
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