Cat Clipping – Tools and Techniques
Why Offer Cat Clips?
Cat clipping is typically suited to long-haired cats. Some owners like to have their cat’s hair trimmed in summer to help keep them cool, while others do it reduce to shedding or matting. Occasional clipping can also work to reduce hairballs, help abate skin conditions, and can even be ideal for older or infirm cats who may find self-grooming difficult. It is a needed service, with growing demand for professional assistance.
Tips and Techniques
- Always use products designed for cat clipping
- Introduce the cat to the clippers by simply turning the equipment on near them for a short while so they can acclimatise themselves to the sound
- Approach the start of the clip in particular with caution – cats have very thin skin which can be easily hurt with overly vigorous clipping
- Clip in the direction of coat growth for a longer clip or against the direction of coat growth for a shorter clip
- Blend any non-clipped sections with a long guide comb
- Use a damp Aquasorb towel to remove any loose shavings from the cat’s body
Oster Lucky No9 Cat Blades
Oster Lucky No9 Cat Blades are innovative new tools designed specifically for clipping feline coats. They feature a revolutionary new design with very finely spaced teeth to cut through cat hair quickly, easily and safely, with less chance of nicking the skin. These blades also help reduce track lines, leaving the coat with a smooth, finished look.
Constructed from cryogenically treated carbon steel, these blades features advanced silver-based antimicrobial protection to help prevent the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew. In addition, these universal blades will fit any Andis, Oster or Wahl clipper with a snap-on blade mechanism.