Can I Shave My Cat?

Is it cruel to shave a cat?

Shaving is dangerous because the cat’s skin is so thin from age and/or health issues. The risk of nicking or cutting the cat is very high. Shaving the pelt off requires using a clipper blade very close to the cat’s skin, and sometimes the ability to see what is underneath is inhibited by the pelt.

Is it OK to shave an indoor cat?

If your felines have an indoor-only lifestyle, shaving cats should not be necessary for heat reasons, even if they have long or dark fur. … If you are convinced that your long-haired or dark-colored kitty will become overheated outdoors, it’s far safer to keep him inside than it is to shave him.

Do cats care if you shave them?

A pet’s coat is designed by nature to keep it cool during the summer and warm in the winter. By shaving your pet you usually interfere with this built-in temperature regulation. Cats, in particular, are very good at regulating body temperature and “really get no benefit from being shaved,” says Mark J.

Do cats change after being shaved?

If you shave a short-haired cat, they’ll regrow a full coat of fur in around 8-12 weeks at most, and it could even be faster. For long-haired cats such as ragdolls it’ll take a while longer – potentially up to six months to get the coat back to the length it was before the cat was shaved.