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Not good for mentally disturbed cats
on 18 August 2016
The product is probably ok for mentally stable pets, not so much for deranged Main Coons with attitude!
I bought this item as various comments had said that it was silent, although I noted one or two who disagreed. I disagree strongly, it sounds like it's powered by a loud angry moped engine. Perhaps I got the duff model, who knows.
Anyway, our Main Coon had been suffering from what can only be described as 'Star Trek Syndrome' . . . he had various sized 'clingons' hanging around his back end. We'd tried in with scissors and managed to keep them at bay, but we were hampered by the cats impatience each time. On a trip to the vets for a booster jab we decided to have his back end shaved. It can't be pleasant having someone mow your rear end but they did manage it. It took four of them to hold him whilst they passed the trimmer to each other to clear a patch around the cats exit.
Not wanting to spend further cash on vets and hoping it would ease the Main Coons stress we purchased these clippers.
Two of us excitedly got the little things buzzing away and got hold of said mental moggy. He was ok at first but must have had flashbacks to his back passage being trimmed and he quickly flew into a panic. Almost 2 stone of extremely large Main Coon cat is difficult to keep hold of. He managed to escape half way through the trimming session and completed several laps of the 'wall of death' around the living room.
I ended up with an almost broken wrist, various cuts and bruises and serious frustration. My other half ended up with a forearm that looked like I'd attacked her with a cheese grater and a clump of her own hair missing. Somehow in the struggle for arse protection the cat had managed to divert the trimmers!
The cat . . . no bum hair clipped with this thing. It does make a loud scary noise though that could come in useful as a threat if he gets out of hand.