Hair On The Floor, Hair On The Carpet, Hair EVEYWHERE!!
Does your cat shed like crazy? Well, mine did, all three of them, until I learned how to stop cat shedding.
Do you also want to learn how to stop your cat shedding? If so, then listen well.
First of all, if your cat is a very hairy breed such as a maine coon cat, or a persian cat, then you might want to think of a slight haircut for your cat. Not much of a haircut, just an occasional shortening of the fur especially in the summer when such breeds shed very much!
Other than cutting your cats hair off (which some cat owners will NOT want to do), there are 5 other good methods to stop your cat from shedding.
Here are the 5 best methods to stop cats shedding.
- Brush your Cats Hair Daily.
This must be done, in order to keep your cat well groomed and to collect any loose cat hairs. You can either use your own hair brush, which is not recommended or get some cat grooming supplies such as cat hair brushes and more.
Can’t I buy my cat a comb from the supermarket?
That is not highly, recommended, since combs that aren’t specialized and vet aproved cat grooming supplies, will first of all, not surely get rid any loose cat hairs since they have spaces between the comb’s “teeth” and will cause you a lot of extra work catching the loose shedding cat hairs.
Hair brushes that we use, only collect an approximate 16% to 20% of your cats hair, whilest other cat brushes will sometimes even collect 80% and up of your cats shedding hairs!
2. “Mop” Your Cat’s Furr.
This means you take a wet cloth or wipe and so to say “mop” your cat’s furr.
Because of the wet cloth, alot of your cats hairs will get stuck to the cloth and not shed onto your floor.
Make sure to rinse the cloth out thoroughly before using again on your cat. Dog this as many times as necessary until the hairs on the cloth become less.
3. Shampoo Your Cat!
Shampooing your cat, makes your cat’s coat healthier and washes away any loose cat hairs. Also, the healthier your cats’ coat is the less your cat will shed hairs.
You can shampoo your cat while you bath your cat.
Read this post for great tips on how to bathe your cat.
4. Bath your cat!
Bath your cat every two or so weeks with a shampoo designed for cats. If your cat hates baths and gives you too much trouble in the tub or sink, you can use a wet cloth, some disposable wipes or water sprays. (Make sure NEVER to spray the water INTO your cats face or eyes! Cats hate that.)
Water helps remove loose hair, which can sometimes be missed by the brush or comb.
Take an empty washing basket or plastic container.
You don’t have to bathe your cat in deep water, even up to your cats knees will do.
Then the only thing left to do, is to take a cloth and wring the water onto your cat’s back. Be VERY CAREFUL when bathing your cat.
Here are some warnings and advice you should follow if you want your cat to be safe in her bath and enjoy the experience!
5. Clean your Cat From the Inside out!
Often, what our pets eat has a big effect on how their health, coat and skin ends up looking.
If you want your cat to be a healthy cat, with soft furr that doesn’t shed so much, then make sure your cat eats good cat food that has Omega 3 inside as well as Omega 6 fatty acid.
Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid reduces cat hair shedding and
California Natural Cat Food, is made with nutritious Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that help soften skin and reduce excess shedding.
PS: Wheat oil and fish oil are said to work well for cat’s skin and furr!
The Best Cat Food for your cat to eat should have omega 3 + omega 6. So check your cat food bags!
The most affective method to reduce cat shedding is to brush your cat daily, feed your cat healthy cat food and wash, brush and shampoo your cat!
PPS: I recommend you to get your cat a cat brush, cat shampoo and maybe try some other cat food if your cat isn’t already on Natural cat food.
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