Most cats shed hair but did you know there are some ways you can control, or reduce, the amount of hair your cat sheds?
Most cat foods are poor quality, they meet only minimum standards. Cats are true carnivores, so why would you feed a cat a food that is mostly corn?
By feeding a better quality cat food you can improve the health of your cat's skin and coat, and reduce shedding.
The more you brush your cat the more loose hair you can remove. As well brushing improves the cat's skin condition, and reduces shedding.
Not all cats like being brushed, and some brushes work better at removing hair than others.
If your cat allows it, vigorous grooming can release more loose hair, particularly if your cat allows you to brush it backwards.
Do not brush your cat beyond the point that it gets upset.
Always give your cat a treat after grooming it so it learns to enjoy the experience.
Cats who are stressed shed more. This is particularly noticeable in animal shelters where the cats live in cages, as a result of the stress they shed a lot, but when in a proper home, they shed considerably less.
This is a drastic measure and one that should only be done if the cat has reached a point where its hair is matted and painful.
In the summer some longer haired cats get hot, but once shaved they should be kept indoors (and warm) since they will be at risk for a sunburn, insect bites, or catching a chill.
Normally shaving is only done once a year, and is best done by a professional groomer or veterinarian.
Cats shed fur, this is just something you have to accept when you own a cat, but there are ways to reduce the amount of fur they do shed.
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