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Trimming Feet

Hi all,

I know there are some show people on here, so I wanted to ask about a problem I have when grooming feet.

It seems to me when you are trying to clip up by the nail (to get the foot more rounded or "cat-like") I always have these stray tiny hairs that don't get picked up in the first clipping. It sometimes is difficult to get them to cooperate.

Just wondering if anyone has any tips on what I can do. Thanks!

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Back when I was grooming, I hand scissored the feet. I would brush up the fur and cut everything that stuck up then when I smooth it down, everything lays nice and smooth.


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Are you using clippers? That might be the problem. You need a very sharp pointy pair of straight scissors to get around the nails.

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Nope, doing it all hand-scissored. I don't have the skill it takes to mix feet with a clippers

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Do you brush the hair up before trimming?

I will pull the hair out from between the toes as well when I'm brushing the fur up. That should expose all the fur and then you can clip away.


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Yes, I do. I just seem to get these little tiny hairs that don't seem to want to stand up though, in order for them to get properly get clipped!

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If you google Morningsage, there are tutorials about grooming.

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Sharp and pointy scissors. The ones I'm currently using are actually from Sally Beauty and have nice short blades as well to get under the feet and between pads. Practice is the best way. Visit a breeder and wash/dry feet and then start clipping away.


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