Lion trims polarize opinions in cat owners. Whether you think they are adorable or ugly, will solve your shedding and allergies problems, here's what you truly need to know before booking in that appointment.
First, what is a "Lion Trim"?
A classic "Lion Trim" is the shaving the body and belly of a long or short-haired feline smooth with varying options of shaving the tail, leaving a traditional "tuff" at the end and leaving the neck ruff according to the owners preference or condition of the cat. It should NOT include the head or cheeks, or the limbs and paws as these are all very sensitive areas with tendons and whiskers, plus very easy to nick . There is no professional justification to shave these areas. Cats have very flexible and thin skin and it is very easy for a pet groomer to accidentally cut your cat simply by using the same tools and grooming routine as they would for a dog. Please never attempt a lion trim at home, and find a certified master cat groomer in your area.
Reasons to consider a lion trim:
What a lion trim will NOT do:
Reasons NOT to do the lion trim:
Is shaving a cat cruel?
Photos of Lion Trim Variations:
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