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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I have two long haired beauties that I absolutely adore, but they shed BAD. My clothes, house, and nearly everything I own is covered in white cat hair. I even get it in my mouth and sometimes in my food. Their coats are nice and shiny and they are very healthy so I don't think its a nutrition problem. I try to bush them everyday, but they are very independent and often don't like it and when the bush comes out. They don't even like the brush mitt thing that I have. I clean nearly everyday but the next day it looks the same. Any ideas how to stop end this excessive hair problem?
post #2 of 22
Other than combing them daily and tweaking the nutrition there's not much else you can do, other than becoming really close friends with your vacuum.
post #3 of 22
I brush my girls often and it's helped a lot. A lot of members use a zoom groom when their cats don't like a brush, but as it's just been mentioned theres not a lot you can do.

I often find a hair that's appeared from no where in my sandwich at work
post #4 of 22
Haha, I also get the elusive "cat hair sandwich"! Just extra protein! My boys love to be groomed, but even with daily grooming and cleaning, fur still manages to get everywhere, there's really not much you can do but (as mentioned above) become very close with your vaccuum!
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
I brush my girls often and it's helped a lot. A lot of members use a zoom groom when their cats don't like a brush, but as it's just been mentioned theres not a lot you can do.
As soon as my long haired cat sees me pick up the Zoom Groom he comes running over to me. He never liked a comb or brush, but he thinks the Zoom Groom is the "cat's meow". I have only been using it for a few weeks, but I can definitely tell a difference in the amount of white cat hair all over everything.

I do like to follow a good Zoom Grooming with a few swipes of the comb.
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
I'll have to check out the zoom groom, either that or get a better vaccume.
post #7 of 22
My vacuum is my best friend now I added 7 more furballs.hmmmm I think I need another vacuum
post #8 of 22
sorry to thread jack... but I was wondering... what do you do if your cat doesn't really like being brushed?
post #9 of 22
Honestly nothing lol I just pet and then use tape all over myself
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by kiki_585
sorry to thread jack... but I was wondering... what do you do if your cat doesn't really like being brushed?
Do it anyway.
post #11 of 22
I little trick I use with one of my cats who fights with anythings that looks remotely like a brush.....................I use my hands, she loves to be stroked, so as I stroke her, firmly and talk to her, the hairs seem to stick and she gets a good groom that way. You wouldnt beleive how much you can get ! Try it !!
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by kiki_585
sorry to thread jack... but I was wondering... what do you do if your cat doesn't really like being brushed?
I have one cat that HATES to be groomed and I normally try to get several quick swipes in when she eats her canned catfood.

Now I have a stupid question.....what does "thread jack" mean?
post #13 of 22
It just means you hi jack someones thread and talk about something different, but really the member wasn't because it was about the same subject
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
It just means you hi jack someones thread and talk about something different, but really the member wasn't because it was about the same subject
Thanks for the info.
post #15 of 22
While my Maine Coon liked the Zoom groom, she still got very bad matted areas that needed shaving. So I switched to a wide toothed comb and she loves it. She will even roll over on her side and back so I can comb her.

It does a much better job than the zoom groom.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by mooficat
I little trick I use with one of my cats who fights with anythings that looks remotely like a brush.....................I use my hands, she loves to be stroked, so as I stroke her, firmly and talk to her, the hairs seem to stick and she gets a good groom that way. You wouldnt beleive how much you can get ! Try it !!
This is what I do then I use tape to get it off me and the couch
post #17 of 22
The Shed Ender a great product - it works great for my moms 2 girls and my friend long hair. With a short hair I preferr ZOOM GROOM.

Here is the link if you want to see

http://www.asontv.com/products/1130457210.html
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hell603
The Shed Ender a great product - it works great for my moms 2 girls and my friend long hair. With a short hair I preferr ZOOM GROOM.

Here is the link if you want to see

http://www.asontv.com/products/1130457210.html
Just today I bought The Furminator. It works just like the shed ender, but I was able to get it at Petsmart. I tried it on JinJin today (as an ex-feral, I had to ply her with lots of treats). She let me do it for about three minutes, and I got a ton of undercoat off of her! I can only imagine what I'd get if she let me do it for longer. She didn't mind it much, but she can't tolerate the stimulation and it's a foreign object so is, therefore, to be feared.
post #19 of 22
My experience is a flea comb does about the same as the shed ender, and without having to comb the pet and worrying about hair flying all around...i got a Hindes flea comb(metal teeth and black plastic handle) from pet valu(new jersey area) haven't seen that brand in the major pet stores so not sure is that thier brand? I try to get them combed at night then hop in shower(HAHA...I'm allergic to cats) that and sheet on my bed thats fine to throw in hot water/fully dry, and lots of those sticky paper rolls(the one at walmart is really good-not the one by the checkout lane but the one in the dog aisle) RJ
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Frank Black
While my Maine Coon liked the Zoom groom, she still got very bad matted areas that needed shaving. So I switched to a wide toothed comb and she loves it. She will even roll over on her side and back so I can comb her.

It does a much better job than the zoom groom.
I find that the Zoom Groom won't prevent matting on Prego (long hair) but it does get off tons of excess fur that would otherwise end up on my couch and bed I brush his belly with a regular brush (that's where he gets mats) and then the rest of him with the Zoom Groom. He seems to really like it.
post #21 of 22
I think the zoom groom may be better for short haired kittahs. I can imagine the long fur getting matted by the zoom groom.
post #22 of 22
I don't think the zoom groom is intended to replace combing for long haired cats. It just gets out loads of dead hair. Cats whose fur knots will need additional grooming.
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