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feral kitten with matted hair

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by kimbercat, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. kimbercat

    kimbercat New Member

    A 7 month old kitten showed up at my house 4 weeks ago with very matted hair under her front legs and belly. I took her to the vet who spayed her, only to find out that she was 2 weeks shy of giving birth! Unfortunately, once they open her up, they can't close her. She is SO matted. I tried using a brush w/o much luck. What is the best and most gentle way to do this? Thank you and God bless for any help.
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    The kindest thing to do and she will look silly is to have her fur clipped off as having large matts pulls the skin and causes sores and infections.

    The vet really should have suggested this or even done this before even performing a spay as chances of infections getting in are higher.

  3. HDrydr

    HDrydr New Member

    I agree why didn't the vet shave her belly?? all of my females that have been spayed come back with no belly hair...

    if she was matted and he needed to spay it should have been done in that area anyways...

    Now all that can be done is shaving...
  4. kimbercat

    kimbercat New Member

    Thank you for your help. My vet is a country Dr. that doesn't charge for office visits, only Rx's, which is why he didn't shave her. I found a groomer to do it tomorrow. My new question is, my 88 yr. old mom, who I live with (I live in LA. and Chicago, so she has say so in LA.) has a feral cat of 7 yrs. and only let's him in 25% of the time. So when I told her after the kitten is shaved, is she going to allow the long-haired to be an inside pet? She replied "no". If I groom her daily, can she be an "outside cat" mainly? Again, God bless and thank you for your help.

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