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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #18 on: Today at 18:00:50 »
Jude purebred too, dunno where these people you keep reading are getting their 'facts'...
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #17 on: Today at 12:04:23 »


Oh bless you Liz - perfectly illustrating my point.   :doh: :evillaugh:

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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #16 on: Today at 09:38:53 »
As the mother of a fully pedigreed NFC let me assure you they knot :)  Star is loving the buzz cut in the heat we are having and even sporting teh Ugg boot look he has knots in his neck mane

Star won't tolerate the comb, brush glove or anything else so a quick trip to those nice vet folks keeps him really tidy about 6 months of the year, the rest its a pull knot and hope or have shovel shaped paws impaled in your body - my 17 stitches he caused marks are still visible as a reminder that the big fella likes what he likes and grooming isn't one of them
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #15 on: Today at 07:11:49 »


Tell you what mystifies me, Paula.  I keep reading stuff which suggests NFC's have fur which takes care of itself, and doesn't matt,, so requires little attention but if that's so, I dunno how Star, Moray and Jude have bucked the trend.   :innocent:

Lyn, I get the hissy-spitty Moray if I try that, and I don't blame him.  Malt has discovered she loves being groomed with the slicker brush, but Barley still views anything like that with the utmost suspicion and fear.  :shify:



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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 23:42:17 »
I find the same Lyn, cut into the main mass, the rest can be teased out, although I do get gentle warning bites along the way. :evillaugh:
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 22:36:03 »
With Cleo, I used to find that just cutting into the matt was sometimes enough to allow me to tease the rest out - although she was never very tolerant of being brushed anywhere other than head and neck. Thankfully Sky is short haired as she doesn't tolerate grooming at all. I keep forgetting to get a grooming glove for her as I've lost the one I had  . . .

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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 18:30:47 »
I know what you mean Sue, when I had Jude, full pedigree NFC, she got a matt I was unaware of under her armpit, I only realised when she rolled over and I saw a split in the skin. :-[ :-[ :-[ Straight to the cat groomer, she just lay like a baby in my arms to be shaved, until the groomer said "I don't like the look of her claws, I am going to trim them." Then she turned into a hissing, spitting fury, cat groomer gave up and went back to shaving and she was quiet as a lamb again, TBH I don't agree with clipping outdoor cats claws and taking away their main form of defence and climbing ability.
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 06:40:37 »



We use what I call "Blue Glove" which is by JML (but you can cheaper, just as good versions on ebay).  It's good for getting off loose hair, but it isn't good enough to get to the undercoat.  Moray is also like a Norwegian Forest Cat, and has the typical "two tier" coat - a long overcoat with coarse guard hairs, and a fluffy, well insulted undercoat.  It's the undercoat that tends to matt and tatt up, and alas, when that happens, it can cause the skin to pucker and tighten painfully, which is how it can be very easy to inadvertently hurt your cat when you try to untangle or snip out the matts.  :doh:  I think its worse when you're trying to sort out the delicate trouser and underwear areas. 

OH and I used to have terrible spats when he'd insist on trying to cut out matts, and Moray would his and spit and I'd be a heartbeat behind him, hissing and spitting at my hubby.   :-:  The risk of cutting skin by accident is enormous, especially if a matt is very close to the skin at the point of formation.

In terms of the slicker brush and hooked tool we have, we use the Thunderpaws type.  They're good, but still not good enough for Moray, at least.   :-[  (A bad workman blames his tools, I hear you cry!)


With clippers, you need to choose a set that are quiet, so they don't scare the cat. 

Moray hates going in the car, and to the vet, but the two groomers at our Vet are brilliant, and we always get him back looking fabulous, and a whole lot more comfortable in himself - we can touch him without him shuddering. 


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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2019, 22:13:47 PM »
The other thing is that the cat needs to accept grooming, Emo will on sufferance, but the rake doesn't get out the soft inner floofy coat that causes the furballs, Emo is half NFC, so double coated. I think that I may have to invest in a glove that Sue recommends.

I am ashamed to say, but I have a white desk at work, I am forever swiping away black hairs from my desk as her soft furs get away from me and into the air, floating onto it. I feel like Pigpen from Charles Schultz from the Snoopy comics. :-[ :rofl:

Misa had the groomer at the same time as his dental, which required repeated visits to the vet, he got a gum infection, by the time he went to Frances, every time I went into the room, he hid under the chest of drawers. :( 
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2019, 20:12:47 PM »


I've tried a number of slicker brushes and hooked grooming tools but nothing beats a professional groom.   It's easy to hurt a cat when you groom it and then you feel like  :censored: and you have to rebuild trust.  Trust lost isn't easily regained.


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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2019, 18:51:42 PM »
It was Pecute grooming set, just saw it when I was looking for something else. Reduced from £18.99 to £12.99 with Amazon Prime. Hope that helps. :) xxx
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 18:24:51 PM »
I can't remember the name of the set that I got through Amazon Smile, I don't use the ordinary Amazon any more as Smile gives money for animals. It was a green and grey detangling comb and a rake with curled ends so as not to catch skin, but I sent a set down to Frances with Misa, she may remember the make.
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 00:31:56 AM »
Thank you for all the replies, very much appreciated.
Can you recommend a pair of clippers or dematting tool, I really don’t want to take him to a groomers as he’s a scaredy cat.
I’ve had a quick look on amazon and there’s some well priced razor combs and dematting brushes with hook like teeth that supposedly cut the mat but are rounded so they don’t cut the skin but I’m so worried of catching him if he freaks out and moves  :shocked:
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 12:40:20 PM »
This kind of thing always makes me glad that my cats are short-hairs!

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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 21:43:01 PM »
Emo isn't keen and bites, but not hard enough to break skin, but if it's still wet, I use cotton wool and water to wipe them, if it's dried on it sneaky snips with small scissors so I don't cut her, so I suppose she gets trimmed too. It doesn't seem to be as much of a  problem as she gets older, she is 8 now, maybe she has got better at washing. :sick:
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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 12:18:44 PM »



Just as Liz has commented, we also get Moray trimmed up for the summer.  He gets dreadful matts in his coat, notwithstanding our best efforts with a brush and comb, and it really helps with hygiene in the old trouser department.   

I can just imagine how much Ozzy will hate having his trousers interfered with.   :-[

The other thing might be to consider the type of litter you're using.  Sometimes large litter strata (such as wood pellets) doesn't absorb as much material as other litter types. 



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Re: Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 11:44:39 AM »
A quick trim in the nether region helps - or it could be like Star my NFC who is currently sporting his shaved summer look - he looses nearly 2kg of coat as he like to sit in trees and his underside sets like concrete so he sports a shave job with ugg boots for the summer and back in full winter coat  for the winter when he hugs radiators :)
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Long haired cat toilet problems
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 10:17:31 AM »
Hi everyone sorry in advance for a gross post but I’m after some advice. One of my cats is long haired and sometimes when he’s had a poo he gets ahem cling ons  :sick:
He doesn’t have an upset stomach or any problems just that some of the poo gets stuck in his fur and then he treats me to a bum scoot across my carpet  :shocked:
Does anyone else have a long haired cat that also suffers and have you managed the problem?
At the moment I’m having to bath his bum but he hates it and I end up soaking and shredded.
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