The photo to the left is an example of a lion cut Persian. By looking at this photo, it’s easy to see where the cut got its name. A lion cut is a great way to minimize the amount of grooming on a Persian cat. Sometimes grooming can get away from us, and we find ourselves with a matted cat. A lion cut is a way to fix that problem and avoid it in the future.
Unless you have experience with shaving cats, I suggest seeing a professional groomer. The cut itself can last for months. Before seeing a groomer, think about how you want the cut presented on your cat. The cat in this photograph was left with boots and a large mane. A cat can also have a shorter mane thus decreasing the chances of fur around the neck from mating. Instead of boots, a cat can just have mitts. It’s really up to you.
I’ve read various opinions online about how a cat reacts to a lion cut. I can only tell you my experience. My cats LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! So we give it thumbs up at my home. I personally think Persian Cats in a lion cut are adorable. My cats do not seem depressed or hurt after receiving the cut. In fact, my cats are more playful after being shaved.
Tip: Use a groomer who you feel is clean. Diseases can easily be picked up at a groomer’s shop. Ask your groomer if you can stay while your cat is being shaved. Make sure clippers are sanitized before being used on your cat.