Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Reducing Your Cat's Shedding

Category Cats
Shedding is a normal process of getting rid of dead hair. Unless there is a medical reason causing excess shedding, there are some things you can do to reduce your cat's shedding. This is a guide about reducing your cat's shedding.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
July 24, 2008

I help out at my local humane society, especially with the cats. Because the cats are often from abusive homes, or are very scared to be in the shelter, they shed non stop! Brushing does no good, since cat hair is so fine that most brushes don't pick it up. Right now there is one white cat that sheds so much, after I'm done petting her I am literally covered head to toe with hair!

Ad



The cats are too traumatized for anything like a bath, but they also are less likely to be adopted if they shed so bad that you can't see straight. Does anyone know a good way to help rid this white cat of all the extra hair? I've been trying a wet paper towel before I pet her just to remove all the extra hair, but it only helps a tiny bit. I cannot afford any expensive brush or potion from the store, and neither can the shelter. There must be a simple, homemade way to get this extra hair off of th cat, and me! Any help?

Aysha from Boise, Idaho

Answers

July 24, 20080 found this helpful

A damp terry cloth towel might help. You could also try dryer sheets. Good luck!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 25, 20080 found this helpful

Are you sure there isn't a health or nutritional problem involved? That sounds like an awful lot of shedding, compared to the similarly stressed-out cats you deal with.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

July 25, 20080 found this helpful

Call your vet and ask. They won't charge you to answer questions like that. He may have a good answer for you.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 25, 20080 found this helpful

I have read that cleaning gloves will take it off of your furniture. Maybe you could try petting her with the gloves on. Although, I'm not too sure that wouldn't pull her hair. For your furniture, you just put on the gloves and wipe down the furniture. The hair rolls right off.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
July 25, 20080 found this helpful

I have a furminator for my dog which works great. They have one for a cat too. Maybe this would work.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

By guest (Guest Post)
July 25, 20080 found this helpful

This is what I would do buy some treats from the store and get an old comb and while the cat is eating just comb her and make sure you have a small trash can with you. When I am on the potty (small trailer with a hubby and daughter and dog) Titus likes it is the bathroom litter box is their and so in food and she likes to sit in the bathtub and stare at the dog). Anyway I just comb her and doesn't botter at all.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 26, 20080 found this helpful

Visit your local beauty supply for a wig comb, which has teeth of varying lenghts that are spaced close together. Very effective in removing excess loose hair and many kitties really like how the comb feels.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

By guest (Guest Post)
July 26, 20080 found this helpful

Buy a plastic 25 cent comb normally used for humans. It should work well.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

By 0 found this helpful
June 7, 2013

I am taking care of my aunt's cat while she is in rehab from a car accident. She will be there for another 2 months at least. This cat sheds like crazy! I brush her every-other-day and I get a huge pile of fur and there is still more to get off. It's like it's never-ending. There is cat fur all over her home and it's just too much to spend every day there cleaning her place. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.

By Kat

Read More Answers
Related Content
In This Guide
A dog sitting on a couch.
Reducing Pet Hair in Your Home
Categories
Pets CatsJune 7, 2013
Guides
Two male Persian cats.
Neutered Male Cat Mounting Other Male Cats
A dog's brush next to a pile of dog hair.
Reducing Your Dog's Shedding
A cat door installed in an old door.
Teaching a Cat to Use a Cat Door
Dog sleeping on a couch.
Removing Pet Hair from Furniture
More
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/11 14:30:01 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!