Awkward Trend: Dinosaur Cat Haircuts

There’s a new trend among cat owners: dinosaur style grooming. It’s even gaining some traction among viral Instagram trends under #DinoCut hashtag. What’s your take on this? Leave your opinion in comments.

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

Dinosaur cat haircut. Is this OK or not?

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830 thoughts on “Awkward Trend: Dinosaur Cat Haircuts”

  1. Some animals have been bred to have their fur cut like poodles. Leave the poor cats alone. You are messing with how they regulate their body heat. Just because you think it looks cute doesn’t mean you should do it.

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  2. This disturbed me beyond. It seems very demoralizing for the cat. Something about this really bothered me. Maybe cause I rescued a cat once where a cat had a patch shaved off it’s back for kicks from teenagers. It was bleeding where it had nicked the fur. It made me so angry. Why people why????? I mean really. It is out of line. I would understand if it was for a surgery or an abscess.but just to do it…No,thank you. :(

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  3. We have to shave our cat at least every two years! Vets will use mild anesthesia! The clumps they get, hurt and it’s actually considered neglect if you don’t remove the mats! Some cats get very upset if you brush them. It’s all right to be a little creative 🐾

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  4. Cruel! These pet owners shouldn’t even be allowed to have a cat. For some reason the thumbs up and thumbs down won’t accept my tap.

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  5. Our fat indoor cat loves to be shaved, she is more aggressive when she’s not. She lets you bath her too. She has a hard time grooming her self so about five year’s ago we tried it and she is a happy lovable cat. And anytime she starts to get grumpy we know her hair is to long. She is a maincoon long hair cat.

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  6. Whatever happened to just luving and cuddling your cat. I promise you cats get super stressed being shaved sheared whatever you call it get a life people let pets be pets go dye your own hair purple or something

  7. So what if those complaining have tattoos, that’s their choice. As for cutting the dogs balls off, neutering is something that needs to be done to stop unwanted babies so not relevant. The cats didn’t ask for haircuts that make them look like dinosaurs and the ones which have been dyed are even worse.

  8. I think this is so cool. . If I ever had another cat I would have it’s hair cut like this . There different but beautiful.

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  9. Absolutely awful. The cats look upset to downright pissed. Like to see them taken from the owners and charged for animal cruelty.

  10. Awful thing to do to an otherwise beautiful cat. A few good bites and scratches from those cats 🐈 should let the owners how they feel. Let them get matching haircuts.

  11. Look at the grimaces the cats are making. (I’m not anthropomorphizing either!) Anyone can tell which pictures have misery written all over the cats faces.

    As for the pictures without obvious misery, the torture had taken place days or weeks earlier and the cat had to “get over it.”

  12. this is fantastic! cats never belong indoors just the barn and outside. no one should even have pets it is cruel to animals. billions of dollars wasted on pet food

  13. I have Maine Coon and have to have her shaved every 2 years . Her fur become so matted that it very painful for her and she chokes on the fur balls.Another reason is the ticks in Maine are a serious prolbem .The ticks blend in with her fur color. I would never dye her fur because I believe it unsafe. I am a good pet owner !

  14. I think these people mean well and love their cats for the most part… but they obviously never researched what a cats fur does. Especially If a cat goes outside , this is Not helping them! A cats skin is very sensitive to UV rays and fur regulates their temperature in the cold And HEAT. Please think before you do this to your cats.
    However it is Not on the level of declawing which is the equivalent of removing the tips of your fingers from the first knuckle down and should be illegal.

  15. I’d rather see the owners, without clothes, shaved heads,painted with clown colors, complete with collars and leashes . Then the cats could put them on display. Ugly and potentially harmful. A big NO.

  16. I got a dog and cat every time I have the sheers or shaver out to do my husbands or boys hair they won’t leave me alone till I do each one of their hairs they jump into chair even when I do my legs so don’t say they don’t like it I even tried to just brush their hair but they won’t let me do anyone’s till there’s is done

  17. I had a beautiful white Persian cat with very fine, fluffy long hair that became easily matted. Although I always did my best to keep up with taking care of him on my own, trips to the groomer were always necessary!!! ONLY in the warmer spring/summer months I would get him a Lion cut to prevent matting. Anyone could tell by the way he would “strut his stuff” that he actually loved it!!!
    But this- I don’t know what the hell this is, anyone can clearly see all of these poor cats look seriously pissed off!!!! It’s one thing to get a long haired cat shaved for maintenance to prevent painful matted hair, these poor cats look like they are in complete misery😿

  18. People can do this, with is cute and funny but the cat has its fur to protect from cold and heat,yet its cruel and in some states illegal to declaw front claws 🤔🤔🤔

  19. the people who do this to their felines should be locked up and the key thrown away! And find the feline a new better home!!

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  20. Heck no! I love in upstate New York! We get in the negative degrees nightly! Most of my cats are indoor-outdoor! Plus, that is inhumane!

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  21. As long as the cat little trauma and you don’t dye their hair, I don’t see why not. Each to their own. Some of these cats look amazing. Some don’t look happy at all.

  22. Stupid , cruel, uncalled for. The owners should b charged and arrested for cruelty, and shaved and dyed the same way. What a bunch of ignorant scum bags

  23. Martha Moser. Your a complete idiot,. The health issues this can cause the cats is astronomical. Get educated dumb asd

  24. If cutting long hair cats for summer to keep them cool in a hot climate, it’s okay. For the short hair cats that is wrong and cruel. Cats have fur on their bodies for a reason and just to post it on Instagram or Facebook is selfish and messed up.

  25. This is why you don’t want to shave your cat. The fur is not only their protection from the elements, minor skin injury, but it is also part of a cats sensory system. Cats have sensitive longer hairs like their whiskers, which are embedded in the skin deeper than their fur. The hairs help cats navigate tight spaces and as a guide to things that are too close for a cat to see (cats are farsighted). One article I read said it might even be painful to cut these special hairs. I can understand having to shave for a medical reason, but this is a selfish participation in a fad is and is cruel to the cat.

  26. RIDICULOUS! It looks stupid. Cats are beautiful in their natural state. They all look embarrassed, and their owners should be ashamed of themselves. Nothing but to get attention for themselves, regardless of the poor cats.

  27. As a Dog owner, I like this.
    It’s like drawing a Daisy inside the protection Cone for a Rottweiler and taking a walk.
    Where and how “hurt” comes in, I haven’t a clue. As if a cat understands “I”. Recent test show few animals have “Self” awareness (no cats in that list). It’s more about people trying to humanize, because they lack in their own lives.

  28. I have a Norwegian Forrest Cat and he gets horrible, painful mats in his fur. He is brushed and combed everyday but he still gets these mats. He can’t handle the Groomers at all, so I have his vet sedate him and shave him in the lion cut. He looks adorable and if it’s cold he has a cute little sweater to keep him warm. I know he isn’t in pain so it is worth the cost. It ain’t cheap.

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  29. If you have to clip a cat for a reason it is rather fashionable. I wouldn’t do it just for the hell of it though.

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  30. Somebody does not know the difference between a dragon and a dinosaur. These are dragon cats. Next they will be adding a unicorn horn.

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  31. The cats need their fur to regulate body temp. Unless the reason to shave it off is for medical reasons leave fur on and just brush and comb them. My cars love to be brushed!

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  32. Who ever does this to a cat is obliviously not a cat lover!!!!!! Cats need there fur to be healthy. Let it grow back you idiots!!! You people are STUPID AND CRUEL. You don’t deserve your animals love it your going to humiliate them!!!

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  33. Craziest thing I have ever seen! They are beautiful cats not play toys to experiment on cutting and dying their fur to make them look this way.

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