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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