Lion Cut

Lion Cuts

Lion Cut

Shaving a Persian is quite common, but it's ultimately up to the owner. Sometimes the knots can be too horrendous. Or maybe it's just time to let your Persian grow out a fresh coat. Either way, a shaved Persian is certainly easier to groom!

Many owners have their Persians shaved by a professional groomer every now and then. The "lion cut" is very popular. It looks exactly the way it sounds. The head, legs, and some or all of the tail are left unshaven.

Win the War Against Knots & Mats

Electric Razor Shaving

One thing to remember about Persians and other longhaired breeds is that they need to be brushed/groomed daily or every other day. The cat can only do so much on his/her own to maintain a healthy coat. So assistance from humans is usually necessary.

  1. Use a metal comb and a detangling solution to work out the knots. For knots that will not budge, you can use special grooming scissors.
  2. Slide the comb underneath the knot to prevent cutting the flesh.

The Magic Brush

Brush & Comb

I named her Topaz, for her eyes, golden with darker gold speckles. On the day I found her, she literally called out to me as I drove by—a mournful yowl from the depths of the swirling snow. From that moment on, she could reach out and speak to my heart, and make me understand her.