This is Muffin, a beautiful Persian kitty whose hair was getting a bit too much, so her owner Betsy gave her a haircut.
For many long haired cats especially Persian and Himalayan cats, their hair tends to get matted. If the knots are not untangled or removed, they could cause a lot of pain to the cat. Brushing or combing out the knots is not always easy to some cats. While a lot of Persian cats are fine with it, some are very resistant. Even though the owner brushes the cat everyday, knots can still form. Sometimes shaving is the least painful way these cat owners can do to help the little ones get rid of their matted fur. In summer, trimming their hair short can also help them cope with heat :).
Muffin loves to be pampered and has a wonderful personality :).
Check out her before and after pictures:
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"We broke down and shaved Muffin. Poor little thing. It took her an entire week to adjust to all the hair being gone. The fur was just getting to be too much :(" - Betsy
"You can see how happy she is about her new haircut." - Betsy
Photos courtesy of Betsy Cole. You can visit Betsy's website at betsycolephotography.com