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Is it me, or do black cats shed the most?

post #1 of 21
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Is it me, or do black cats shed the most? Or is it that their hair just shows up easier than other colors? Got back from vacation last month and had to pick up the hair buffalos that were all over the house. Even though I only have 2 black cats and one tuxie (out of 13 cats), 99% of the hair I found was black. The black dog was boarded so he couldn't have contributed to the hair problem.

For those that have been / are owned by black cats, is this the norm for you? Just curious what other people observe.

post #2 of 21
Amy,

You would know with all the cats you have
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by captiva
Amy,

You would know with all the cats you have
Hey Chris:
post #4 of 21
It may be because their hair shows up more..I have one black and one tuxie..I know my whites shed the mopst when i pet them..but all the hair i find is black hair...so...hard to say..
post #5 of 21
Nope.......I do not have that problem with my black cat! LOL

I bet it is because black hair shows up on everything. They were probably so happy when you returned home!
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
I know my whites shed the mopst when i pet them..but all the hair i find is black hair
So, its the case of the disappearing cat hair: any color other than black simply goes into never-never land and never appears in your home.

We could make a conspiracy theory out of this! LOL
post #7 of 21
um... I don't think that Guinness sheds that much but then I do brush him nearly every other day and he is only short haired. His mate in the flat downstairs, Bambam has white (and black fur) and he sheds loads! When you stroke him the fur just comes off whereas with Guin it tends to just stay there most of the time. If he sleep on the bed however, I do notice quite a lot of black fur!

Maybe it just depends on the cat?
post #8 of 21
I noticed that too. I think it's for this reason:

Most of us have light colored neutrals in our homes. Light or neutral colored carpet - bedding - sofas. At least, I do. I stick with neutrals on the light side cuz it's easier to decorate around AND it hides cat fur.

It hides neutral cat fur --- orange from Hammie, white from Jess, gray from Dusty; but when it comes to K.C. & Snickers? WHOA! Snicky DOES SHED more than the others but that's cuz he's got excessively long hair. He grooms himself more than the others (and gets groomed by ME more than the others), yet STILL I come home in the evening or wake up in the morning to find bits & pieces of Snickers all over the place. He plays a whole lot, I mean goes bonkers at times... and as he does, the fur flies...

But yeah I think you just happen to NOTICE the black fur more, cuz you probably have neutral colored carpets & other stuff? If you had black carpet, black bedding, black sofas, then the black fur would blend in -- and the orange, white and gray would stand out. Trust me on that one. I tried having a dark colored comforter once on my bed (deep wine color) and all the white fur stood out... yet, the black fur blended...

Go Figure.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Momofmany
So, its the case of the disappearing cat hair: any color other than black simply goes into never-never land and never appears in your home.

We could make a conspiracy theory out of this! LOL
They must disappear to wherever socks go when they are missing from the dryer.

My guys don't shed more - but I do end up seeing it easier!
post #10 of 21
I think white cats do! LOL!
post #11 of 21
my cat is a tux and his white fur is really soft and long and just different than the black fur which is shorter and more of a coarse texture. Well the white part never sheds when I brush him, just the black part.
post #12 of 21
When purchasing carpet and upholstery, always get the same color as your pet.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by captiva
Amy,
You would know with all the cats you have
You crack me up Chris!!!! ... ..
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
When purchasing carpet and upholstery, always get the same color as your pet.
Yup, a wise cat owner's home compliments their kits
post #15 of 21
I think you just notice it more.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
When purchasing carpet and upholstery, always get the same color as your pet.
Two of my cats are almost the same color as the carpet. But I still see gobs of hair from Purdy on the carpet even one day after I've thoroughly vacuumed. He's a long-hair and has the heaviest undercoat I've ever seen. (My vet even commented that he had a hard time getting through all the hair to give him his shots!) I comb him regularly, have him professionally groomed every two months, and he even has one of those arch brush toys where he brushes himself. And still there is hair everywhere! Imagine what it would be like if that hair were black!

Sheba, my only black furbaby, has such short hair that I rarely see much of it, even though my furnishings are primarily beige and gold.
post #17 of 21
My kid patches is the shedder of the house....even though she gets brushed by my housemate she still sheds. She is a long-hair poodie btw. Tiger the half-kid never sheds and she is a tuxedo poodie cat.
post #18 of 21
I don't know, it feels like my white cat sheds just as much as my black cat. But whether it is noticeable or not depends on the color of whatever they are shedding on.
post #19 of 21
Didn't you guys know that cats have an identification system that they use with their people? If their person is wearing light colored clothing then the darker cats will shed more. If their person is wearing dark colored clothing then the lighter cats will shed more. It's one of their ways of marking territory.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Emma's Friend
Didn't you guys know that cats have an identification system that they use with their people? If their person is wearing light colored clothing then the darker cats will shed more. If their person is wearing dark colored clothing then the lighter cats will shed more. It's one of their ways of marking territory.
See!! Confirms my conspiracy theory!
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
When purchasing carpet and upholstery, always get the same color as your pet.
Ruh roh.....I'm in deep trouble. Anyone know a place to buy red, white, grey, cream, black and brown carpet?
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