Cat Shaving Bandit

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  1. Wyle_E_Coyote

    Wyle_E_Coyote Well-Known Member

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  3. fred&edna

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  4. Indy Anna

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    Strange. Someone must be travelling the world shaving cats. Just look for someone whose face has been scratched to smithereens.
     
  5. LadyL

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    there are some psychos out there shaving cats to sell them as sphinx or hairless cats

    these ones escaped apparently
     
  6. Indy Anna

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    But, some of the cats have been taken and shaved 2 or 3 times. Why would someone keep taking the same cats if they keep escaping? I wonder if any domestic cats in the areas where those cats live have disappeared and not returned?
     
  7. mom2four717

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    Oddly enough.........we have a kitty who we have suspected of being shaved!?!
    We are about 3 hours north of the Virginia location. If Emmett is not being shaved he has a bizarre feline hair loss pattern at 3 years old. He doesn't have a skin disorder. Its always his tummy and part of both outer thighs. All very symmetrical and tidy.
    Very peculiar.....
     
  8. mom2four717

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    At the risk of sounding like I am raising future tummy shavers, my kids think it's a hoot to look for our cats and dogs "belly buttons".
     
  9. Indy Anna

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    Someone would be spoiling the fun of looking for the "belly button" by shaving their tummies. :)

    Can you be sure it isn't a skin condition--like contact dermatitis? Just curious.
     
  10. LadyL

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    it's happened more than once?!

     
  11. LadyL

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    sorry I probably didn't read the article but why would someone keep letting their cat outside unsupervised after it happened once?

     
  12. Gunslinging Granny

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    That first cat's photo shows an incision line where it had surgery. It still has a stain of that orange disinfectant stuff that vets use. I think this story is untrue.
     
  13. LadyL

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    if someone is doing it repeatedly to the same cats, they are a psychopath experimenting and it won't be long before they start cutting and burning the cats, breaking limbs, and worse
     
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    This seems like fake news to me, sorry.
     
  15. LadyL

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    which one? I didn't see that

     
  16. Indy Anna

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    I wondered the same, but I once knew a family who lived in a townhouse and had a cat that would somehow get outside although they tried to keep him inside. If someone opened the door, he would make a bound for it and "fly" out the door; otherwise, they thought he must be getting out through the attic. Some cats, no matter how much a person tries to domesticate them, are natural outdoor cats, IMO.
     
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    Yes, I did go back and look and saw the incision line and a small tinge of orange. If the cat recently had surgery, of course it would be shaved in that area. Aha! The vet did it! :)
     
  18. mom2four717

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    I'm trying to upload a picture of our kitty.
    Stand by, I feel like a Geezer. received_10211202142461942.jpg
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    Both sides are very tidy and match. No skin irritation or loss on other parts of his cute body.This is the second time he has come home with a new hair style.
     
  19. Indy Anna

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    That is a very odd pattern of hair loss. But, it would be the areas in contact with a surface he was sitting on, so it might be contact dermatitis or a plant allergy. IDK.

    Here are some possible causes of hair loss in cats: http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/skin/c_ct_alopecia

    And a slide show to help ID cause: http://pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/slideshow-skin-problems-in-cats

    It would be best, of course, to get a diagnosis from a vet who can begin treatment for a skin condition/allergy, or verify that someone is shaving your cat.

    Best wishes.
     
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    He is due for a visit to the vet.
     

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