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Char

Registered: 03/25/04
Posts: 928
 #1 


OK.. Kitty experts

My kitty is a bit difficult
for me to groom
and I see she now has a mat
at here rear end
I am really trying to gently remove this
but.. she does need to be shaved
for the problem



any hints that it might come out easier
i noticed someone mention Olive Oil
but I am v. careful

I work a bit on it each day

Further, now I just found a wee lump
near her arm.. a wonder I did find it
as she has a lot of hair
found it when I was giving her a  big hug

so she will have to go in this week
to vet
1 good thing though
she is eating, and bathroom duties performed LOL

I hope for the best
She is my Angel as you all know


tks in advance


Char


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mdlove

Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 4,214
 #2 
i use a scissor if i can't separate the fur and cut it off
they don't mind

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tortoise

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 547
 #3 
Hello, it's Therese again. I saw this today when I put on the song.  Papa thought I might be able to help. Being a Vet Nurse I deal with this a lot. You hold the fur and point the scissors towards the edge of the fur length.  You then cut into the fur, like you are cutting along the edge of paper to make a fringe edge, to make slits in the knot.  That makes the knot into smaller pieces and easier to get out by holding the fur firmly so you don't pull the skin as you brush out with the slicker brush.  Don't cut across the fur, but just cut into it. You don't lose fur length this way. You can use this for dogs too. Use scissors with rounded ends or be careful.  If knot is really close to skin and causing soreness take kitty to Vet as we have different ways of dealing with it that's difficult to explain here. Since I also can't see kitty's fur and the knot I might not be helping anyway.
mdlove

Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 4,214
 #4 
yes i do that too
if scissor has sharp poiint can stick it through the knot and then cut in direction of fur fibers several times
it loosens things up and then brushing pulls out fur and thins it out again

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Betty

Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 1,680
 #5 
If scissor has sharp points, anesthetize the cat first.  

Thanks Therese for the great advice.  It makes so much sense!

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Char

Registered: 03/25/04
Posts: 928
 #6 
Good Morning everyone:

Tks for all your input

Im v. careful and know that
is the best way to do the cutting
but really it is just too close
I keep trying to work on it a tad at a time
each day.. stop when she is tired

anyway, she goes to vet tomorrow

my Vet office does not groom cats
just dogs.. discrimination LOL

keep cool everyone

and Namaste to all



Char


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Betty

Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 1,680
 #7 
Char, good luck with kitty at the vet.  I Hope that her health is just fine.  



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mdlove

Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 4,214
 #8 
also don't forget to groom your pets regularly
every weekend everyone gets combed and tooth brushed
and nails clipped and dogs get baths etc

that's how you know they can read your thoughts
because when i am ready they can't be found

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Betty

Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 1,680
 #9 
maybe when you groom and bathe them you are too ruff.  

pets are very intuitive and can really read your thoughts and body language.  They know what you have in mind.

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rvandenbosch

Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 4,169
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My doggies know when they are going to the vet or the groomer.  They usually can't wait to go for a ride.  However, they just know when the ride ends up at the vet or the groomer and I have to carry them to the car.  It happens everytime!


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Ruth
beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #11 
Hi Char,

Just came on the forum. It's been a little while since my last visit.

I said a prayer for your angel kitty and will be thinking of you both tomorrow.

Hugs,
Beth




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Char

Registered: 03/25/04
Posts: 928
 #12 
Hello to all this day!

Dr. Bernie:

I comb and brush her every day
she loves it!
but.. needless to say
you cant go round that area
when mat is so close

Hi Ruth:  I just gave a lovely Heriot book
to the technician today who picks up my Kitty
and brings her back

She is to have the lump removed
tomorrow

Boy, Im not addicted to TV or a puter
I miss her already, odd isnt it
you get so used to her laying on her
board there.  She loves her life so

P.S.  Dr. Bernie:  this is  the cat I got
near 8 years ago, when I asked
you .. Should I get another cat?

She is just wonderful!  As they all are.

Tks everyone

Namaste


Char

will be back in a few days


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mdlove

Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 4,214
 #13 
what's her name
we have
penny, princess, rusty and hope
plus dogs
furphy and buddy

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Char

Registered: 03/25/04
Posts: 928
 #14 
Well Hello

I had trouble with this forum at the library
but am at a cafe presently

Her Name is:

Ambi
and some days
when company comes
it is:  Lady Amberlina

I tell you

right now
she got back.. Fri am
ate ravenously
then all of a Sudden Monday
she sort of went on strike

dang..

Im trying to avoid taking her in
and am in contact with tecnician

she hates going there
and this time they shaved her
Behind right to the quick
I know she did not like this
and dont believe they have to do it so close
Good Heavens!

and techhie and I feel she
might be mad at having been at the vets

we will give it another day and see

Ive given her a few different types of food
GRRRRRR....

she sleeps close
lays on her scratch post
and looks pretty good
but.. I just thinke she might be put out

have a grand week all

I like furphy... name

and Miracle was my favorite!


Hugs, Char
the Star
some days )

ps what I mean by strike
is not eating..
she has started to eat minimally now
and Yes.. I am aware of dehydration and all of that

but wow she is 21 lbs.
just gets lazier every day Im afraid
sleeps..  anyhoo main thing is
she is ok

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mdlove

Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 4,214
 #15 
char when i first got miracle she swallowed a thread with a sewing needle took her to the vet who was able to pull it out with a scope
when we got to the car whioch was pointing away from office i put miracle in front seat
she gave me a look and said wait a minute
then jumped into the back seat stood up and cursed the vet for several minutes
then she jumped back into the front and told me it was okay to drive her home.

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