In hot weather, many cats shed like crazy. To avoid rolling tumbleweeds of cat hair rolling through their house, many people think they should shave their cats. Not only could this reduce the amount of shedding, but it could also keep the cat cool as well.

While the thought of making your cat comfortable may sound admirable, you probably shouldn’t shave your cat. Cats shed naturally so just invest in a good vacuum cleaner. More importantly, regular brushing can prevent your cat’s hair from getting matted up and your cat will thank you from sparing it from a shave.

Given the way most cats react when trying to be held down for long periods of time, your own unbroken skin and unspilled blood will thank you too.

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