My cat loves deep scratching.
Over time, I discovered he loves getting his fur lightly pulled out. It started with his nose, which seemed reasonable enough because it's hard to groom there, but now he likes it all over.
I'm not pulling out a lot of fur, but definitely more than would come out with a regular brushing. I don't pull very hard either. It mostly seems like stuff that would have been shed soon enough. I never leave any bare spots.
He has a very fluffy short-haired coat, and we live in a hot/dry semi-arid region of central Texas; it's October and the temperature still gets into the 90's °F (around 33 °C), although never above 85 °F (29 °C) indoors.
Since he seems to enjoy this, is it safe to continue?