Shedding is a normal, natural process in a cat's life and how cats replenish their fur and keep it in good condition.
There is no way to stop the natural shedding process, but there are ways to reduce the amount of hair that ends up on clothing, car seats or furniture and in your food.
Incorporate the following tips into your cat care routine and cat-hair soup should be a thing of the past.
Daily brushing and combing remove loose and dead hair and help keep your cats' skin and coat healthy and therefore decrease the amount that they shed.
Employ this glooming glove and stroke your cats in the direction of hair growth. Not only will this give your cats a relaxing massage but this will also minimize shedding, keeping your house clean.
Another way to get all the loose hair off your cats before it starts floating around your home is to bathe your cats regularly. Showering will rinse the dead hair away.
The younger that you start with regular bathing the easier it will be for your cats to adjust.
Cats that don't drink enough water, have dry skin and coats, resulting in the moulting of their hair. Keeping your cats hydrated helps control excess shedding, so make sure you keep their bowl full to the brim with clean, fresh, cool water to drink.
Changing your cats' diet can go a long way towards reducing shedding. Be sure to feed your cats with nutritionally complete and balanced food. Proper levels of specific vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids help restore a healthy coat and prevent shedding.
Cats are incredibly sensitive to changes in their environment and those in stress or anxiety will often have a normal physiologic response of excessive shedding.
Eliminate any stress or anxiety triggers and help your cats handle the situation. Providing new toys or beds, special treats and hours of engaging interactive playtime with your cats can help.
If your cats like to sit next to you on the couch, get them their own blanket or a thin comfortable barrier that separates them from your furniture.