|Some people get upset at the idea of giving a long-haired cat a “lion cut” because they think it’s inhumane and unnatural. But the truth is that it’s no big deal for the cat, and in fact it can be a real relief. A lion cut can make your long-haired beauty a little more comfortable on sizzling summer days. If your cat is severely matted, a lion cut is the most humane way to get rid of the tangles that pull at her skin and make her sore. If you’re getting rid of mats, be sure to learn how to properly groom your cat to prevent that problem in the future.
Cat expert and animal communicator JaneA Kelley is the webmaster and chief cat slave for Paws and Effect, a weekly cat advice column by cats, for cats and their people.
July 11th, 2011