OK, so I am a animal lover. Our dog passed away 6 months ago, so we now only have 3 cats. I have a 14 year old cat that is my baby, and because he seems to only like me, my 12 year old step daughter talked me into another cat. Yes I know, thats 2. Well a year later, we were at a cookout, and in this barn is a kitten, that looked liked it was ready to kill over, tiny little thing. They were not even feeding it and said the mama ran off. Hubby was even mad, so we took the kitten, got it to the vet, and he told us this kitten would probably not make it. The poor baby had worms, fleas and was seriously malnourished weighed around 1 pound. Well guess what, here were are over a year later, and other then still being a tiny runt size, hes raring to go, our most playful cat. Hes healthy, vet said hes good to go. I figured he will always be tiny.
Now for the problem, my previous 2 cats were short hair, and loved to be brushed. Moby, the new kitten, is a long hair and attacks you if he even sees the brush. I can brush his back while hes sleeping, but the belly and rear end, well nope, just wont happen. Hes so tiny and squirmy its even almost impossible to have someone else hold him still while I brush. So he gets matted hair a little on his belly, and more then a little on his rear end. So how do I cut his hair to get the mats out? I am worried a noisy shaver thing will scare him to death and he'll tear us up. What do I do?