Updated: Oct 2, 2020
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.
is acting normally; seems active and in good spirits
does not tire easily with moderate exercise
does not have seizures or fainting episodes
has a normal appetite
has had no significant change in weight
has a normal level of thirst and drinks the usual amount of water