Getting a long-haired cat means committing to a lifelong struggle of mats, hairballs, and stains. That’s why many pet owners resort to taking their cat to the groomers to receive a lion cut. The lion cut is a grooming method in which all the fur on the cat’s body except for their head and neck is clipped close.
There are a few different versions of the cut. For example, some pet owners elect to keep some of their cat’s tail fur intact. This cut isn’t right for all cats but for some, it can help reduce hair clumps and increase their quality of life.
To decide if you want to ask a groomer about the lion cut, keep reading for a full list of benefits.
1. Easier to Maintain
As you've most likely noticed, long-haired cats need quite a bit of grooming. While they do clean themselves like any other cat, it's not enough. They have to be brushed at least once a week to deal with shedding and prevent their fur from matting up.
If you've got a jam-packed schedule, you may not have time to sit down and brush your cat. So, you may benefit from cutting down on the maintenance and getting your cat a lion cut.
2. Gets Rid of Mats
Some older cats find it hard to groom themselves because they don't have the flexibility anymore to reach too far back. Obese cats also have this problem and depressed cats pretty much neglect grooming.
Some cats are simply bad at it. This means they rely on you to brush them on a normal basis to keep hair clumps away. If you don't brush them, their fur will become matted.
If the mats are left unchecked they will pinch your cat's skin. As you can imagine, this is quite painful and can result in wounds. If it comes to that, you can take your feline in for a lion cut to get rid of their problem and give them a little relief.
3. Prevents Hairballs
When the weather gets warm out, your cat will begin to shed. During this time, your long-haired breed is at a higher risk of developing hairballs.
When they're grooming, they may end up consuming more hair than their digestive system knows what to do with. It can cause them to choke, vomit, or even experience a bowel obstruction.
Depending on how bad the obstruction is, they may have to undergo expensive surgery to fix the problem. Getting their fur clipped into a lion cut will stop the hairball issue from happening.
Consider a Lion Cut for Your Kitty
Lion cuts are a pretty popular trim because it can increase the quality of life in some long-haired kitties. It cuts back on painful matting, hairballs, and it reduces the amount of maintenance you have to do for them.
So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment with us today to get your cat a lion cut.
Allison Johnson is the Owner and Founder of Trimmed Pets. Trimmed is a woman owned and led Mobile Grooming Business servicing the greater Portland Metro area in Oregon and the greater Boise Metro area in Idaho.