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Discussion in 'Fur Pictures and Videos Only!' started by TobiDaDog, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. posiepurrs

    posiepurrs TCS Member Top Cat

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    Jack has a bit of an unfair advantage. This was taken when I was showing him so he was groomed and bathed once or twice a week. He doesn't look like that now!
     
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  2. Purr-fect

    Purr-fect TCS Member Super Cat

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    Heres a pictyre of Greg, taken yesterday...enjoying the outdoors. His mane is getting fuller with the colder weather.

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  3. PipersMom

    PipersMom TCS Member Adult Cat

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    So, out of curiosity... Piper was a stray, so obviously I don't know her exact age, but the vet said she's very young and guessed her age at about 1 (maybe younger) and she is already pretty floofy. Does this mean that she will only get floofier (is that a word)?

    The vet did tell me that she thought she would get a lot more hair, but as of right now, she doesn't have significantly more hair than she did in October. Better groomed and healthier looking for sure, but still...

    I'm a first time cat owner, so I am still learning. Lol.

    This was her rough looking little self back in October. I think she slept for a solid week or two after she walked into our house.

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  4. Norachan

    Norachan Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Awww, Piper is so cute! I'm glad you could give her a good home. All of mine were former feral or rescued strays too.

    Yes, I think she will get a lot floofier as she grows up. (If that isn't a word it really should be.) Most of my cats are five or older now, so I think they've probably reached their full floofiness.

    Proper nutrition will help her coat too. One of my rescues was really sick and skinny when I found her. Her coat came out in handfuls at first, so much that you could see her skin in places. But then her coat grew back and it's really soft and thick now. It took about a year before she looked really good.

    I think temperature plays a big part in how thick their coats get too. We get very cold winters here and the cats have access to a big enclosure all year round, so they grow thick winter coats.

    Forest Cat gets a haircut every spring. He must feel a lot better with all that thick fur shaved off.

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  5. Maria Bayote

    Maria Bayote Mama of 4 Cats, 3 Dogs , 2 Budgies & 2 Humans Super Cat

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    I have always been proud of my pretty girl Bourbon.

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  6. FeralRussian

    FeralRussian TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Gustav and Anais were such floof balls of fur when I nabbed them in the middle of winter just before it dipped below zero. Since being indoors with heat they’ve lost their winter coats and are growing into sleek beautiful cats day by day. Gustav still has a massively fluffy tail though, whereas Anais has a long tin graceful one with straggly long hairs sticking out here and there like alfalfa. The pic of the two of them together was from this morning. The rest are younger days. C7031418-F8DB-40E2-A401-D7B3B53A1F83.jpeg E5EA84E9-C7D0-4084-9EE4-BBFFADF1CC2A.jpeg 550F9F3C-7538-44E1-83C2-3F33C9404722.jpeg F18B98DC-B919-4FB5-81F7-10D63157F7F5.jpeg 391DD7F1-F43D-4546-8889-F4461C26697E.jpeg A784B7F5-BD2A-46B1-B3B6-248F3ABF064B.jpeg 59712482-0A9B-4692-BBC7-19E5B8D8C4A0.jpeg 55796845-34EE-4082-BEA4-44AC05AB38BF.jpeg
     
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  7. Maria Bayote

    Maria Bayote Mama of 4 Cats, 3 Dogs , 2 Budgies & 2 Humans Super Cat

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    They are growing fast! Such cuties!
    I love their names, too.
     
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  8. FeralRussian

    FeralRussian TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Aww thanks! They are definitely full of personality!
    It felt like forever in choosing names. I really wanted Anais, but I also wanted matching names. In the end I went with Gustav because he kept looking at me whenever I said it as I went through the list out loud.
     

  9. mama africa

    mama africa TCS Member Top Cat

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  10. mama africa

    mama africa TCS Member Top Cat

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    They look gorgeous !!!
     

  11. FaBEAR

    FaBEAR TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Tiger's mane is not quite there yet....
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  12. GaryT

    GaryT TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    The manes that Oliver had and that Theodore has are a BIG part of the charm of my babies. :)
     
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  13. golondrina

    golondrina TCS Member Top Cat

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    @Norachan said:
    "Forest Cat gets a haircut every spring. He must feel a lot better with all that thick fur shaved off."

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    My younger daughter, Clora, has 4 dogs and 4 cats. She used to have 2 of her long haired- dogs shaved every Summer until her vets told her that long hair protected her dogs both against cold temps. in Winter and against hot weather in Summer. Any opinions?
     

  14. golondrina

    golondrina TCS Member Top Cat

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    Since posting the above message I have consulted google with the following result:
    "Shaving your cat can cause problems for him.
    Shaving your cat can leave him at higher risk of getting sunburns, since you’re leaving his normally protected skin exposed to the harsh rays of the sun. Shaving can also lead to ingrown hairs, which can in turn cause irregular fur growth and skin problems, all bad news for your kitty.

    Still, not all cats are designed to withstand heat. Some cats, especially long-haired cats, can’t handle intense heat. If your cat is showing signs of distress during the summer, what you can do to help ease some of that heavy coat your cat is carrying around it is to trim it not shave it"
     
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  15. Norachan

    Norachan Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @golondrina Forest needs a shave not just because of the heat, but because his fur mats so much. He's actually a lot better about allowing me to groom him than he used to be. This year I managed to keep him mat free head to tail, but his belly and back legs were still very matted. It can make it difficult to move around, sometimes the top of his legs mat together so he's not as mobile as he should be.

    He doesn't get shaved right down to the skin, he gets a 2mm razor cut on his body, his head, legs and bottom of his tail are shampooed and brushed out when he goes for his hair cut. I've never had any problems with ingrown hairs. It's not that hot here and there's plenty of shade for him to relax.

    He actually had his "spa day", haircut, shampoo, ears and eyes cleaned, claws trimmed and blood work done, last week.

    He always seems much happier after he's had it all done. He looks gorgeous too.

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