Cats are prone to hide illness and pain. It is important to get any changes in behavior or health checked by a veterinarian to try and catch any problems as early as possible. If you answer “No” to any of these questions, it may be time for a veterinarian visit:
Not every cat is a candidate for shaving, whether a full body haircut like a Lion Cut, or smaller areas including Sanitary trims or Belly shaves. It is important to discuss grooming options with your professional groomer to develop a customized grooming program for your cat.
Regular visits to the groomer and the veterinarian will help you keep your cat healthy, and keep you informed of any noticeable changes in health or behavior that may be suspicious.
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For more info see: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/SeniorCats.cfm