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?

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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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  1. Anonymous November 16, 2019

    I do not need to be anonymous why would you do that to my cat !!! I have 2 and they are very happy the way they are!!!

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  2. Anonymous November 16, 2019

    Not in favor of this! Shame on the cat owner who does this to their cat is all I can say!

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  3. Anonymous November 16, 2019

    Its just hair people! It will grow back!!!

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  4. DIANA M November 17, 2019

    This is not fair! Cats body temperatures are controlled by their fur! I’m sure there’s a reason for fashion and glamour but, dogs maybe can tolerate it! MY CATS DONT LIKE CHANGE AND IVE HAD LOTS BOTH FERRAL AND INDOOR; but, change a outside bed or move their spot in the house YOULL see an animal become intimated and not be “ COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN. Bad enough , house cats become declawed like ours and then find him dumped or run away by past owner start ing — I would think the fur protects them too from biting by fleas, ticks, spiders and if outdoors could be easy prey for coyotes and dogs or a severe scratch from a cat fight— even in play! THEY ONE OF NATURES MOST INTELLIGENT SENSITIVE ANIMAL; why would you UPSET THEIR LIVES JUST FOR YOUR SELF GAIN???? THINK ABOUT IT!

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  5. Beccy November 17, 2019

    Surely if you’re not committed to care, brush daily and keep a long haired cats special coat needs then either get a short haired cat or just don’t get one. I hope this poor cat’s environment is waŕm enough as cats control their temperature via their coat and will get chilled/cold with no insulation without their coats. These ownrrs are ignorant a cat is not a fashio statement to be dresed up, declawed(barbaric practice), or shaved to be laughed at. A cat is a feeling, living animal still wild at heart so for gods sake leave it that way, if you want something to play with and “fiddle” with get a teddy ffs.

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  6. Anonymous November 17, 2019

    I’m a groomer, and we have many strays around the neighborhood, I just recently started catching them, and grooming them with strange designs feed them and set them free! I even started naming them as I see them around the neighborhood and the neighbors have a ball with my artwork!

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  7. Melissa November 17, 2019

    I did groom number #4. three years ago in my pet grooming shop. I’m a certified feline master groomer. This cat belongs to my salon manager and is completely relaxed for grooming. I only do this groom on compliant cats. Whole groom process took me less than 45min bath Included. I’m fast and many of these grooms were done by certified feline master groomers inside cat only grooming salons.

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  8. Angerboy November 17, 2019

    Cat’s hair is for protection of their body skin.
    Stop Playing and be serious owner.

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  9. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    My long haired cat;Edgar would bite me if I did this to him…. and I don’t blame him one bit!! Lol

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  10. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    That’s disgraceful, where these people where the cats have feelings too, I don’t know which is worse, dressing them up and close are those ridiculous haircuts I don’t even have words for Harley

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  11. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    Although yeah some of them look “neat”. I don’t like it and would not do it to any cat here especially now that the weather has turned colder. The ferral cats in my area have a hard time kepn warm at night and a cut like this would pretty much cause the poor things to die from hypothermia.

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  12. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    Although they look cool, I would not do any of these to my cat…especially the ones that take all of the fur instead of leaving a thin layer for a little warmth…the one that was dyed, I hope its a wash out dye otherwise that to me is abuse especially side effects of the dye. Nope would not do it!!!!

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  13. Anonymous November 18, 2019

    I feel sorry for these poor cats! They were beautiful before they did this to them. Some of the cats look mad, and I don’t blame them! 😠😤😫

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  14. Mary November 18, 2019

    Just a big fat NO ! I think it’s cruel they have a full coat of fur for a reason …….. to keep them warm and to protect them these cosmetic stunts are wrong just WRONG & CRUEL 🤬🤬🤬 ♥️🐾

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  15. Chill out November 19, 2019

    They didnt get hurt..looks like their all cozy in nice warm homes…ppl shave animals all the time…especially in summer, I dont know that a cat is caring at all if it gets to be a dinosaur for a bit!

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  16. Bill T. November 19, 2019

    Animal cruelty comes to mind, Just a bunch of loser cat minders/owners who lack their own creativity. I may have some empathy if the owners cut their hair in the same way.

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  17. Anonymous November 19, 2019

    Those cats don’t look happy- mine have a lot of dignity and would never let you get that close with clippers😝

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  18. Anonymous November 19, 2019

    I think cats look much better with their full body of fur. Why would you want them to look like something they aren’t? The reason you probably wanted them was because they look like cats, they are cats, and not dinosaurs!

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  19. Anonymous November 19, 2019

    Freakin stupid as hell

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  20. Anonymous November 20, 2019

    Don’t ask us, ask the cats! Do these cats look happy? The people here don’t have any interest in the emotional well-being of their cat :(

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  21. Tina November 20, 2019

    That’s terrible

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  22. Anonymous November 20, 2019

    But they’re cats!

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  23. Barbara November 22, 2019

    Being a cat owner and with an AS in Veterinarian Technology. This is animal cruelity. Only reason to shave a cat is because of mate that can hold onto bacteria. It takes months for it to grow back. They need their the to regulate temp, and moisture to keep their skin healthy. This trend is the most asinine thing I have seen.

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  24. Anonymous November 22, 2019

    POOR CATS 😭

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  25. Anonymous November 23, 2019

    I shave my cat twice a year . Otherwise he’s constantly vomiting up fur balls . He’s much happier with his shaved coat he thrives on the attention he gets when friends come over and make a fuss .

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  26. Unnamed December 3, 2019

    Cut your own hair like that … then see if-furr happy!

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  27. Don G February 19, 2020

    I love the real dinosaur cuts but it seems like a good cut would take a lot of time. I do know that a shaved dog or cat should not be allowed in the sun for any length of time because they will “burn” just like a human, so one should be careful about that. I don”t believe a cat or dog gives a damn one way or the other how their hair is cut, as long as their owners keep them free of flees and other skin disorders. This is NOT animal cruelty unless one gives such a hair cut and then turns the animal loose to fend on it’s own. Of course, if I saw a “dragon” cat running loose in my neighborhood, I would immediately have a bowl of food out and offer a warm bed and it would be MINE !!

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  28. Anonymous February 20, 2020

    That’s just wrong!

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  29. Sue W February 29, 2020

    I shear my long haired cats 1 time a year. They are inside cats so temperature is not a problem. As the one lady said they have less hair balls. Lots of people take their long haired cats to the groomer. So much cleaner.

  30. Rose March 1, 2020

    I find this interesting, yet I would NOT put my cat thru this!

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  31. Anonymous March 2, 2020

    Don’t do this! Cats have hair for a reason. Leave them be and buzz your own head.

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  32. Anonymous March 2, 2020

    The cats clearly look unhappy….lol

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  33. Jean english March 2, 2020

    Ridiculous. Crazy. And cruel.
    What stupid people…

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  34. Anonymous March 2, 2020

    I can’t believe people would do this to a cat they care about.

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  35. Anonymous March 2, 2020

    Get over it people. Cats get shaved all the time to remove mats. My vet does my cat and gives her a cute lion cut. This is no different. Stop being ridiculous.

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  36. Anonymous March 3, 2020

    None of those poor cats look happy. They all look pissed. I’d never do that to my cats’ beautiful hair. They would be humiliated.

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  37. Anonymous March 3, 2020

    Not one if these cats look impressed.

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  38. Tabitha March 3, 2020

    That’s just wrong I don’t think that’s cute at all those cats look miserable and cold. I would never do this to my fur babies.

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  39. Anonymous March 3, 2020

    It’s only hair it grows back and it’s not animal cruelty at all I don’t know where you’re all getting that to 😂😂

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  40. Lisa March 3, 2020

    All the people going on about the cat being cold have never had a long haired cat with fine hair that knots constantly and can’t be combed. I used to have my persian cat anaesthetised because clipping was too painful if he was awake. He used to have a “lion cut”, leaving only his mane and some hair on his lower legs. A dinosaur cut would have been warmer for him, but the hair would have knotted even there. I don’t think it’s cruel, as all these cats look well cared for.

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  41. Anonymous March 3, 2020

    I’m not a cat person and I think everyone of these cats look miserable.

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  42. Samantha March 3, 2020

    If the cat doesn’t have a problem with it, I don’t see the harm. I’m sure the owners see that their cats are plenty warm when need be. Look at some of the ridiculous haircuts people give their kids…Like, I’m sure your 2 year old didn’t ask for a mohawk.

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  43. Anonymous March 3, 2020

    Cats have too much dignity for that. Do any of those felines look contented to you??

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  44. Trish Dempsey March 3, 2020

    No no no no noo! Cats would feel the change in their fur and cats do NOT like change of any kind. My cats have a fit if I move a piece of furniture!

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  45. Rich Malloy March 3, 2020

    All these cats look upset! Please shave your own hair and leave the cat alone! You guys have way to much time on your hands, get a hobby or just ask for one of my old fishing poles. I will gladly donate to the cause.

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  46. Anonymous March 3, 2020

    This is cruel and un natural not one of these cats look happy, they all look miserable 😥 cut your own hair the way you want , but leave the cat alone

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  47. Ethel Shelton-Liner March 3, 2020

    Its ridiculous.

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  48. Anonymous March 3, 2020

    Unbelievable…poor little babies…😢

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  49. Anonymous March 3, 2020

    Awful! Poor cats having to endure this treatment. I like the natural look, just beautiful the way God made them.

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  50. Christine Lee March 3, 2020

    Why on Earth would you put your so-called beloved animal babies through this? Just having to deal with the carrier & rides aren’t bad enough, now you have to further humiliate them with cutting, styling, and coloring too! They are gorgeous just the way they are. Maybe you, or a friend, can make a cute little hoodie to mimic this effect. But never think you ARE NOT hurting them because you are. Cats are often quieter @ stealthier. They have no way to share their feelings of hurt & betrayal, but never for a minute let yourself think it doesn’t bother them.

    Sure, the pics were adorable until I realized the stress you’ve put you little one through.

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