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Tommy is a ragdoll and an older gent.
he had decided to knit some matting for his hoomins to remove and so i helped him start his coat over.
tommy loved his bath so much, i could not help myself take so many photos of him! sitting, licking, shaking his head, getting water everywhere.
tommy, like so many cats who have matting, had impacted nipples.
check out my blog on nipples.
yes, he is a boy cat and he has 8 nipples.
the sebaceous glands secrete oil and that oil has nowhere to go if cats are not bathed. check out the photo. the yellow substance is just oil and it is covering a healthy, pink n****e underneath.
sometimes, once the oil has been removed, the n****e may have some more oil in/under it and it should be extracted gently. this is comparable to a pimple. because of how hairy cats are, it may be hard to see and tough to feel under the matting. after a belly shave or lion cut, i can easily get at the nipples and clean them out.
another great reason to get your cat groomed!