A cat forum. CatBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CatBanter forum » Cat Newsgroups » Cat health & behaviour
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Coat matting



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old September 5th 13, 11:11 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Bill Graham
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,065
Default Coat matting

buglady wrote:
On 9/4/2013 3:46 PM, Bill Graham wrote:

I will never forget that cat. He was the light of my life.....


What a great story Bill!
That dog was an emissary making sure you hadn't forgotten your cat!


Yes. I didn't know why he was there untill he lay down on the front door
mat. It was B-K's favorite place to spend the night in the Summertime. It
was also where he lay when he died a month before. The dog lay there with
his head between his front paws, pressed against the doormat, and then I
knew for sure why he was there. He was grieving for his friend. I know how
he felt. - I grieve for him too......

I could call B-K with a dog whistle. When the roving vet came to give B-K
his shots, all I would have to do was blow that dog whistle, and in a few
minutes, B-K would come running down the block, and I would pick him up and
hand him to the vet. What a wonderful cat he was......

  #12  
Old May 14th 17, 02:12 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,free.spam
John Doe[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 161
Default Coat matting

This is the troll bashing me for coming up with a neat
solution to a serious problem. Here it is talking about its
cat and "sedating him a lot, if that's what it takes".

Somebody needs to investigate its computer, to look for drug
searches.

--
reilloc reilloc gmail.com wrote:

Path: eternal-september.org!news.eternal-september.org!news.eternal-september.org!.POSTED!not-for-mail
From: reilloc reilloc gmail.com
Newsgroups: rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Subject: Coat matting
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:48:45 -0500
Organization: A noiseless patient Spider
Lines: 17
Message-ID: l07dn2$89d$1 dont-email.me
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Injection-Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:48:18 +0000 (UTC)
Injection-Info: mx05.eternal-september.org; posting-host="da2aeea38aecbcb9b8c0366636112669"; logging-data="8493"; mail-complaints-to="abuse eternal-september.org"; posting-account="U2FsdGVkX1+Bh9Bz1voxm9LxcWo22NgQ"
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130801 Thunderbird/17.0.8
Cancel-Lock: sha1:8+n/u8Ul7iUu84LXpHUstDmVaCM=
Xref: news.eternal-september.org rec.pets.cats.health+behav:11340

Advise, please: my long-haired cat, who's got a personality more
suspicious than a mother/father-in-law (take your choice) and a hair
trigger when it comes to any sudden noise (and when the trigger trips
the creature turns into a buzz saw that must get away) has significant
matting of his coat. By these things, I'm intending to communicate that
it's hard to hold him down for long and when you do, if there's any
unexpected sound from anywhere in or around the house, he'll start to
take off and go through you to get away. So, I'm wanting to, maybe,
sedate him a little--or a lot, if that's what it takes, since he's
clawed furrows through my arms before--so I can cut this matting out,
brush him and start fresh.

Any suggestions as to how to approach this?

Thanks,

LNC


  #13  
Old June 27th 17, 05:54 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
[email protected][_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 8
Default Coat matting

Let me start by stating our now-deceased 18 pound Maine Coon, Boswell, used to shed in clumps, requiring a tranquilizer and near-shaving to cure. He would not tolerate more than light brushing even when mat free. Then, our vet lent us one of these:

https://3tailer.com/mg-ergonomic-dem...YaAlWP8P8 HAQ


And I bought a pair of these:

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/san...xYAaAjL78P8HAQ

Which allowed two things. First, more frequent, lighter brushings, so fewer mats to remove. And, second, the cat could 'fight back' without damage, which to him was very satisfying.

Sadly we lost him at 16 to cancer. But the incumbents now are also long-hairs but have been trained since kittens to tolerate, in one case enjoy, brushing. But the oven-mitt does prevent excessive emotional reaction damage, no injury or stress on the cat or the servant doing the brushing.
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
old cats coat Kelly40 Cat health & behaviour 1 July 2nd 06 01:15 AM
My old coat (not OT) Christina Websell Cat anecdotes 11 February 6th 06 10:40 PM
storing a live fur coat Brenda Cat anecdotes 2 September 7th 04 02:01 AM
hair matting Bolo Cat health & behaviour 4 July 19th 04 07:34 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 CatBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.