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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey My name is Devin.. I have to maine coons that I love them a lot but one of them... oh his fur is driving me a little nuts.. I made video cause its hard for me to explain.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 07:32 PM
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Welcome!

It's obvious how much you love your cats, and they're both beautiful.

Rather than buying yet another grooming product, I would suggest you find a groomer that will take cats and get him a lion cut. As docile as he is, I don't believe he would need to be medicated. I can hold my cats while the groomer shaves them.

Then you can go from there. As much as he likes getting brushed, you should be able to keep the matts under control for the most part. Cinderella could get a matt 10 minutes after being groomed, drove me nuts! You're absolutely correct, he is in pain and needs help asap. Do you have a vet that could recommend someone? My vet has a groomer on staff, maybe they could give you a break on the cost.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 07:57 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I'm so sorry about your boy, I saw the whole video. You're such a caring dad for these kitties. What a huge mat!
I can't offer you any help or advice, just what Marie says that sounds like the only option now: lion cut and start from there. It doesn't seem there's anything you can do about that huge mat with the brushes, least of all trying to cut it yourself that could be really really dangerous.

Good luck and the best of wishes for you and your kitties!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 08:33 PM
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I can only agree with what Marie 73 has said. Perhaps they might do at at the vets for you as it affecting the health of the cat? Perhaps they can also give advice about how to prevent it in future.

The cats are truly lovely and you obviously love them so much.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 12:45 PM
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I agree with all. Try your vet. They will likely help you out and not charge you and arm n' leg for the sake of his health.

Your coonies are absolutely beautiful. Good luck!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 02:50 PM
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Hope you've found a solution..

I'm coming in late tot this thread, so I hope you have already found a solution to your cats issue. I have a orange long hair tabby who gets small ones on his belly and in his leg pits too. Brushing him doesn't keep them away either; thinking of a shave job. Not crazy about the lion cut, looking for a "short hair" look.

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