When Twitter user Ash shared a pic of a friend's cat, she probably didn't think it would go viral. However, the black kitty who got its front legs shaved for surgery was precisely what the Internet needed. Ash's tweet went viral and as of this article, it has over 470K likes.

The best part, however, is the replies. Other people whose cats are in a similar predicament started responding with their photos as well. From losing their pants to getting their out-of-shape bellies exposed, most of the shots are less than flattering, too. Something tells me the felines are already plotting a revenge plan to get back at the people spreading their photos.

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

This should be a regular look. Cats in short trousers!

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According to Dr. Marci Koski, a certified feline behavior and training consultant, cats dislike going to the vet for a lot of reasons. "First off, cats are creatures of habit, and they have typically not been trained to enjoy car rides or going to new places," Koski told Bored Panda, acknowledging that sometimes there are exceptions.

"Cats are used to hanging out in their home or on their property (if allowed outside), and when they are snatched out of their familiar environment, shoved into a box, loaded into a car, bounced around, then brought into a vet office with lots of new smells and sounds of dogs barking and cats meowing, their fear and anxiety level skyrockets."

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My friend's cat had surgery and now he has no pants.

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BrokenFlame
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1 month ago

He's half cat, half rotisserie chicken lmaoo

Rebekah
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1 month ago

Ahh, s**t. I laughed. LOLOL

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

He looks like what happens in old cartoons when the cat loses his fur to dynamite.

Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

I can't go out with my butt showing!

Martha Meyer
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1 month ago

Do I see a bit of a beer gut there? Lol

Sabse
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1 month ago

Looks a bit like a lion

Sana Pre
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1 month ago

He is so cute :)

Gina Babe
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1 month ago

I want to see him standing

Agnes Seery
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1 month ago

Must've been pants off Friday

Susi Moffitt
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1 month ago

Sultry pose

elfin
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1 month ago

What's lovely is that he doesn't seem to care.

Cuddles
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1 month ago

Oh no. They stole his pantaloons!

Julie Lloyd
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1 month ago

Haha. Yes he looks like a Cavalier from the Three Musketeers but he got pantsed! Bless him it will grow back.

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BusLady
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1 month ago

What a lion would look like if you were to shave it. Not that I would be dumb enough to try.

Louloubelle
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1 month ago

He looks like he needs to do a couple of crunches.

Pepper Pots
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1 month ago

Mor importantly, what happened to hims

Ms.M.
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1 month ago

NSFW!

Wolfblood Fanatic
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1 month ago

why does this make me hungry?

Amazon QT
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1 month ago

He’s a little cubba-wabba isn’t he.

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

Almost obscenely naked. Hope kitty's fur grew back before winter, sweet fellow

Nicola Roberts
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1 month ago

OMG Naked!

Phaedra Kalis
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4 weeks ago

so sad : (

Larry Dahle
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1 month ago

Poor thing... 😕... It must be congering up revenge soon!!!

Landon Robinson
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1 month ago

whose ready for catsgiving?

SHSL Hope Bagel
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1 month ago

so much chubb under the floof :D

Michael Hill
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1 month ago

I am not going out till the temperature is above 25C.

Jacey Lynn
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1 month ago

Poor kitty!

Dorothy Cloud
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1 month ago

Poor baby, they look so sad w/o hair!

Jeff Lefavor
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1 month ago

Poor thing, cover him/her up.

Kimberley Tremblay
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1 month ago

awwwww, poor babyyy! i hope they got him some pj's to keep his lower, naked half warm!!! :)

Terry Jensen
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1 month ago

thank goodness they left some hair on the tail so he can wrap it around him for decency LOL!!!!

kkathleen517
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1 month ago

Aww poor baby.. That must have been a big surgery. His little leg is bandaged too. He's so cute I hope he or she's ok

Sue Hazlewood
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1 month ago

Sorry, but cats look rather disturbing without their fur. LOL

Rissie
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1 month ago

Please give the cat some pants, this is unheard of!!! Hahahhaha

NWB
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1 month ago

oh the indignity! ahahaha

Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

I am so embarassed

Lesley Langlois
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1 month ago

Nekkid.

mEr
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1 month ago

The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat

The lion tamer
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1 month ago

I bet the poor thing feels naked.

Mary Peace
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1 month ago

Draughty. Ooh, missus!

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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1 month ago

oh noes!

Alisa Sukhareva
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1 day ago

whats with the scar is he hurt????

Lenicat
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2 days ago

quarantine cat

BoredDragon
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5 days ago

Poor bb

Elaine Mattingly
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1 week ago

Cat Calendar Miss March!

Athena Gurl
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1 week ago

Oh poor ting :cccc

VannyTheWeep7865
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1 month ago

He's half cat, half hairless bird lmao

Robin Mayhall
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1 month ago

Oh my god. I think that's what MY belly looks like. I even have a hip replacement scar! Eeeeeeee

notyourgirl
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1 month ago

aww that poor thing

Eggo* .' .
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1 month ago

WHY DDI YOU TAKE HIS PANTS?! HE NEEDS HIS PANTS!

Steve Cruz
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1 month ago

Looks assembled out of various cat and chicken parts.

Karen Klinck
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1 month ago

When they took a back leg for cancer on one of mine, it didn't look this bad!

Liz Sahlin
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1 month ago

Was that really necessary for a surgery on only ONE of his buttocks (hips)???

Sofie
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1 month ago

Camel toe alert 😸

Eulalie Grace
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1 month ago

Looks just like out Kewpie - she had to be shaved from shoulders down We swear she is NOT happy about this! She is fuzzing up quite nicely, though.

okpkpkp
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1 month ago

Same with our cat but whoever cut his fur did him like a cartoon lion. He had a mane, hair around his ankles, and a puffball at the end of his tail. A group of walkers we have in the neighborhood were walking by when one notices "Fur", snickers with her hand over her mouth and pointing, the others looked and all had a good laugh. I think "Furry" knew they were laughing at his hair cut. He also had a 12-inch scar.

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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1 month ago

Hmph !! Some vets appear to be downright cruel !! All this hardly looks necessary, was it ??? I really would love to know. I can only see reasons to complain !!

Teresa Spanics
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1 month ago

😂🤣😹😻

Jane Doe
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1 month ago

Draw me like one of your French cats

Joy Laing
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1 month ago

Looks scarily like me. Lol!

Margaret Noggy Weston
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1 month ago

That is a hell of a lot of fur to shave off, was it necessary?

Ellá Ellá
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1 month ago

Sexy belly 🙂

Rhonda Gestos
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1 month ago

Ouch!

Id row
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1 month ago

These are making me sad.

Toea Muresan Iulia
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1 month ago

poor kitty! I hate seen them with the seam

Mary Peace
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1 month ago

Would be worse without...

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Paizleypie
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1 month ago

Naked butt

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To make a trip to the vet less stressful, Natalie Cady Bishop of Cat Behavior Solved advises to get the critters acclimated to their carrier first. "You can do this by keeping the carrier out in the main area of your house," Cady Bishop told Bored Panda. "Many owners keep the carrier in the garage and only bring it out when they have to try to put their cat in it to take them somewhere. The cat then associates the carrier with scary experiences. Keep the carrier open (and if the top opens, keep that opened as well)."

Put your cat's bedding in the carrier, too. The scent is very important to these animals. You can also add their favorite toys or catnip inside. If your cat likes to hang out and even naps in the carrier, award it with treats. From time to time, you can even close the door of the carrier as well, following with more treats!

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Puss in boots

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"When the cat is used to that, try taking her out to the car and going around the block - teach her that not all car rides end at the vet's office!" Dr. Koski added. "When you're in the car, Feliway spray (sprayed on a blanket in the carrier) can really help, as can soft music. Make sure the temperature of the car is comfortable before putting your cat in, too."

If at any point your pet shows fear or stress, take a step back and go even slower.

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My cat recently had surgery. I hope his fur grows back quickly.

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Bill
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1 month ago (edited)

When my cat's butt got shaved I laughed everytime I saw him for the first week.

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"Finally, there are many cat-only veterinary clinics; there may be some in your area," Dr. Koski pointed out. "These vets know how to create a calm and soothing waiting area (no barking dogs!), and know how to gently handle cats. Bring the surface and treats that you've previously used at home with your cat's treatment station, and your cat will have a sense of familiarity about the process and the environment since there will be familiar smells, tastes, and textures. Many veterinarians are also Fear Free certified!" To find them, simply go to FearFreeHappyHomes.com. There's also a ton of videos and articles that show you how to teach your cat that going to see the vet and getting treatment or care isn't something to be feared.

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Our little buddy had to have a few surgeries. His haircut was... Less than flattering.

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White Wolf
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1 month ago

Dad bod.

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Melissa Sawicki
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1 month ago

OH MY

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Bill
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1 month ago

These boots are made for walking and that's just what they'll do. One if these days at 3 am they're gonna walk all over you

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Julesoccer20
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1 month ago

It looks like something from Dr. Seuss!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Dosen't look like he's too happy about it!

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True Blue
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1 month ago

"Mama look at mah new boots"

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Kt ryan
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1 month ago

Blep

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My 16 year boy looking like he is the toughest cat on the block after his tooth removal surgery.

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

damn I can't stop slobbering!

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A couple of months post-surgery and Nugget is finally getting his fur back.

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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1 month ago

it takes an awful lot for that fur to grow back properly! :(

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True Blue
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1 month ago

Cute

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My kitty lounging on the floor after his surgery... Yea, he's still a little high on pain killers, but he's a champ.

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postboredom
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1 month ago

Battle scars

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Apollo made it through 3 weeks at the hospital and a surgery after somehow catching tonsillitis. The beast is finally back to his usual self.

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

LOve the BiB!

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True Blue
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1 month ago

So fashionable

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Krystyna Dabrowski
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1 month ago

Stop trying to make Fetch happen! :)

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True Blue
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1 month ago

Not his socks!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Glad it was just a lumpectomy!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Look a bit like boxing gloves!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Class act - I mean cat!

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True Blue
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1 month ago

"Oh yeah that well you see my hooman took me to the.. Vet and the Vet went all feral and ripped my shirt"

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago (edited)

Love the patterns that are left.

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Lsai Aeon
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1 month ago

That orange cat has/had just been declawed all 4 feet. HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

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Sabse
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1 month ago

Grooming.... Was that intentional?

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Bikini cut!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Queen of the Ball---d!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Looks like left toe is bald!

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Textured cut!

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