If you have constant shedding in your home, this isn’t normal. Cat people have a reputation of “wearing fur” all the time because many think that cats just shed all the time. Cats will shed their fur from time to time, but consistent shedding is an indicator that something’s not right.
There are circumstances where it is normal for cats to shed, such as…
- When cats are scared or under stress, like on a vet visit, they’ll often shed their fur.
- If you are petting them and loving on them, cats will sometimes shed while purring in a purrfect love trance.
- Certain changing of seasons/weather will cause cats to ‘blow’ their undercoats. This is normal and happens at different times of the year, depending on your climate.
If your kitty is shedding excessively all year round, we need to address the root cause and stop the constant shedding. Here are 3 tips on how to help the shedding in your home.
- Groom your cat daily. Cats will groom themselves for a good portion of the day, but using a wire brush to pull out the excess hair will really help to cut back on the shedding. Take out 10 minutes of your daily routine and sit down on the couch to brush your kitty. She will thank you and so will your family.
- Feed a healthy diet. As obligate carnivores our cats need a high protein, moisture rich diet. A healthy cat has a healthy coat and sheds very little. A species appropriate fresh diet will cut back on shedding immensely.
- Add healthy supplements to the food. Enzyme supplements help to strengthen hair follicles and reduce shedding in cats greatly. They will also help reduce hairballs!
These are 3 small things that we can do to not only reduce the unwanted hair on our furniture and clothes, but also help our kitties live longer and healthier lives!