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Author Topic: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?  (Read 3423 times)

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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« on: March 11, 2008, 05:02:48 PM »
Ugh

OK  I never had a cat before.  Stewie is a year old (last week).  He is a short hair and I got him for that reason.   For the last few weeks he is shedding like a madman.  My drain is clogged, hair on EVERYTHING, vacuum and there is a second cat in the filter.  Is this normal?

I am thinking maybed it is because it is warming up but Jesus....

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 05:05:45 PM »
I dont know Pete. It sounds a bit extreem to me but hey...maybe this cat knows its gonna be a hot summer!
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 05:09:39 PM »
Have you been brushing your cat? I have a wire pet brush and i brush my cats almost everday. Usually whiile im watching TV.  Might try that.

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 05:11:16 PM »
I brush him everday (he loathes it...he hates all grooming activity so I know he will lose hair then due to anxiiety)

Could he have anxiety issues all the time?   ugh   Like father like son

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 05:12:13 PM »
Yeah, it's normal around the season change.  I've found that a circular curry comb, similar to what you'd use on a horse to be effective if brushed once a week.  I always brush my cats right before I vacuum, then suck up all the hair and I'm good for a while.  Beyond that, sticky tape rollers are a must - I have one at work, in my gym bag and a few at home  :)

It sounds like a lot but if managed right, it's not bad AND it's totally worth it.

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 05:13:30 PM »
I brush him everday (he loathes it...he hates all grooming activity so I know he will lose hair then due to anxiiety)

Could he have anxiety issues all the time?   ugh   Like father like son

Yeah, you might be stressing him out.  What type of brush are you using?  My cats hated the wire type brushes but love the curry comb.  Why, I don't know... they both look painful to me.

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 05:15:50 PM »
 Yep. its normal for a cat to shed. I have a English bulldog ( pictured Left ) she sheds all year round also. I have to vacuum and change the sheets on my bed twice a week. She is very spoiled , I even built a set of stairs so its easier for her to get in bed.

 When I use a good conditioner on my pooch it helps with the sheding . However if ya never given a cat a bath before I would love to watch .

Offline thunter34

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008, 05:19:54 PM »

Could he have anxiety issues all the time?   ugh   Like father like son

You said it, doll, not us. 
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2008, 05:22:19 PM »
LOL

I use a brush that he seems to not hate. 

He hates when I usethe "quick bath" clothes.  I bathed him once.  We both needed valium after!

Offline thunter34

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008, 05:28:01 PM »
When I first got my old beagle, I was so pleasantly suprised at the lack of shedding.  I even commented on it while on the phone to my folks.  Big mistake.  Within the next day or two, he commenced shedding and the fur flew endlessly from there.  Not that I really minded - love me, love dog fur.  But I imagine it wasn't as well received by some of my guests.  And it sure made more frequent house cleanings. 

All in all, I am thankful for it.  To this day, I can still come across a few bits of Colonel fur tucked away with little odds and ends & clothes that haven't been used for awhile.

And I'd rather have a few strands of that dog than the whole of most people I know.
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2008, 05:35:15 PM »
Timtation is so right!
 Having to clean up some shedded hair is a small price to pay to have a companion who loves you unconditionally and always. 
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2008, 05:37:51 PM »
The fur part of old Colonel has now travelled the world from as far east as Paris and as far west as Hawaii.   :)

God, I miss that little hound.
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2008, 06:10:58 PM »
There's always . . .

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2008, 06:54:05 PM »
Peter,
Quit while you are ahead. Most cats, except for a couple of breeds, shed at least once annually.
I have two cats who are currently shedding their summer coat as the weather cools.
Brushing helps a bit. I use a 'groom' or 'love' glove. my cats go apeshit for it as soon as I pull it out of the cupboard
You just have to get used to having cat hair on and in everything. It's a battle you will never win. I kinda like the reassuring feel I get from the fur balls rolling across the floorboards in the gentle breeze.  :D

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2008, 06:56:35 PM »

MtD

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2008, 07:28:14 PM »
You just have to get used to having cat hair on and in everything. It's a battle you will never win. I kinda like the reassuring feel I get from the fur balls rolling across the floorboards in the gentle breeze.  :D

That is the absolute truth!   Mine is also a "short-haired" cat, but I swear every time I vacuum, I get a full cannister......I always tell her "time for me to vacuum up your sister".

Also, I have to be careful if I take warm clothes, especially towels, out of the dryer and throw them on the bed, she will roll around all over them.   Then, it's right back into the washer....
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2008, 08:03:58 PM »
Get a Furminator.

My cat shed(ded) like a fiend until I got one of these things.  It's brilliant!

http://www.furminator.com

No joke.  I do this to my cat like once a week, and it gets off several times more hair than brushing every damn day did.
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2008, 08:06:49 PM »
Wow, I need to order one of those!
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2008, 08:08:43 PM »
Wow, I need to order one of those!

They work so well, it's kind of amazing.
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2008, 05:09:18 PM »
i am totally getting one of those things.


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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2008, 07:51:52 PM »
My cats are use to getting baths. I am about to give Lucifer one after I finish up here. No type of brush seems to work on him but when he gets his bath I am going to try some conditioner. He sheds all year around and trying to keep the fur down to a minimum is damn near impossible for me....I am going to have to look for that furminator tool thingy, I didn't see a price though....
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2008, 08:26:28 PM »
I wish I had videos of me bathing my cats to share. I used a bouncing technique that I developed to keep my declawed kitties from slicing open my arms with their remaining back claws. Surprisingly, when I decided not to declaw Cora, I found that constant singing and kissing on top of her head while boucing and bathing worked out fine.  She got grumpier each time, but for several years prior she heard Sasha scream bloody murder so I think she knew it wasn't as bad as all that...

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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2008, 11:20:28 PM »

MtD

hehehe. my mates have a long hair, Audra May Leanne, and they get her trimmed like that every December so that she can cope with the summer heat. she is never ever impressed with this procedure for the first couple of weeks - i think the other cats in the hood laugh at her.
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2008, 01:39:02 AM »
The most Lucifer does is growl but I have been giving him baths since he was a kitten. Queen Nefertiti, the new kitten was curious about water so I gave her the experience of a bath about 2 weeks ago. She likes to play in it if it is in the tub but gets jumpy when she is under it.
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Re: Cat shedding...anyone want a coat?
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2008, 02:29:40 AM »
....I am going to have to look for that furminator tool thingy, I didn't see a price though....

The price is ridiculous :  38 for the feline version and 48 for the cannine version. I'll stick to vacuuming daily (at least for the time being)

 


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