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post #1 of 12
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Hi,

My 2 cats are my first 2 cats of my own, so this is probably a really dumb question...but...Do cats shed in the spring time usually?

My 2 cats are shedding like crazy for the past 2 weeks. I brushed them both tonight and had a mountain of fur, and more is still flying off here and there..

So is this normal??

Thanks.
post #2 of 12
Mine are shedding right now too, but I brush them regularly to keep down on the shedding. We use a Zoom Groom on them, and they love it, well, they tolerate it! And it really cuts down on hairballs and hair flying all over the place!
post #3 of 12
Depends on coat type and if they're indoor/outdoor cats.

Sho is short haired and indoor only and has always shed regularly year round, though I suspect he suddenly sheds more in the presents of freshly out of the dryer laundry...

Another recommendation for Zoom Groom here it works well and doesn't make noise or feel weird to a cat like some brushes do.
post #4 of 12
Mosi is shedding big time at the moment. I don't normally notice any seasonal changes as mine are indoor cats, but I'm definitely noticing Mosi shedding a lot at the moment. Every time I stroke him a load of fur comes out.
post #5 of 12
Yes they usually go thru some seasonal changes. Indoor only cats will shed year round, but even they have some heavier shedding times.

You might consider a bath every other week to help get rid of the loose fur. I find flea combs which have very tiny narrow teeth are one of the best for getting more loose fur when shedding vs the brush
post #6 of 12
My two are shedding so bad. I'm going to wear out the vacuum. I brush out tons of hair. I've been using a sheddender but I'm going to get a zoom groom. I assume you get them at either Petco and Petsmart.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Yes they usually go thru some seasonal changes. Indoor only cats will shed year round, but even they have some heavier shedding times.

You might consider a bath every other week to help get rid of the loose fur. I find flea combs which have very tiny narrow teeth are one of the best for getting more loose fur when shedding vs the brush
yeah, I have always noticed some shedding, but its so much right now I feel like theyre gonna have bald spots soon!

A bath that often is totally out of the question...baths usually entail screaming (both of us) and blood (my own), and it's not enjoyable to either of us haha.
post #8 of 12
Yes, shedding is a natual process for cats. Not much you can do about it except keep combing and vacuuming. Some cats seem to shed more then other too.
post #9 of 12
so far everyone has given u great advice, and yes shedding is normal, u dont want to see my house right now willies hair alone is covered everywhere I brush willie at least once a day and 2 times if i am lucky and everytime i pet him of course i get a handful of cat hair! Same for the others mostly, Stormie is also shedding but not as much as willie, and well Bella I couldnt believe how much she is actually shedding, but yes it is normal! They are getting their summer coats in! Its shedding season, u just have to keep up with the vaccumming and the brushing, there really isnt much else u can do!
post #10 of 12
After reading this thread earlier today I went and bought a zoom groom!! I love it and so do my cats!!

I can't believe how much hair it combed out of their coats!!!!!!

My cats are shedding really bad at the moment.
post #11 of 12
I brush Sasha multiple times a day because she begs for it, and every single time I get tons of fur off of her. Stanford is shedding a bunch too, I pet him and get handfuls of hair every time. The younger cats don't seem to be shedding all that much.
post #12 of 12
Ping is just coming out of his shed. For a short hair cat there was fur everywhere from his shed. I tried to brush as often as Ping would allow. Which amounted to a few minutes here and there throughout the day. Now that the shed is over with his fur is so much softer and shinier.
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