Sharing a home with a pet is extremely rewarding even if there are certain things you need to put up with which includes a little hair being left around the home. This is a small price to pay for all the pleasure a cat brings into your life. The good news is there are things you can do to keep on top of a cat's shedding so your house is as pet hair free as possible.
The majority of cats shed and it's a very natural process that helps them get rid of dead hair so a new coat gets to grow through normally. Cats shed in the spring when the weather starts to warm up and they moult again in the autumn in preparation for their winter coats to grow through providing them with more protection from the cold.
This natural shedding process makes sure your cat's fur and skin stay in great condition and it's something you just have to put up with. However, indoor cats have a different and less obvious shedding pattern to that of a cat that gets to explore the great outdoors!
Indoor cats live in a warm environment the whole time which means they tend to shed their coats all through the year although the amount of hair shed is a lot less than that of an outdoor cat. However, if you don't brush an indoor cat's coat on a regular basis the amount of hair left around the house can still add up if you don't keep on top of things.
It would be a mistake to think that because your cat boasts a short coat they leave less hair on furniture, carpets and anywhere else they are allowed to go. Both long haired and short haired cats shed the same amount of hair. With this said, there are certain breeds that shed a lot less than others which include the following:
Cats spend a good part of their day grooming themselves and although this means less hair might be left around the house, it could lead to a lot of problems with fur balls. Long-haired cats being more at risk of developing a serious blockage which could even be life threatening. This is why regular grooming is so important for both indoor and outdoor cats. Other ways of staying on top of things include the following:
There are lots of tools around these days which help get rid of and control pet hairs and you don't have to spend a fortune adding them to a house cleaning kit. These include the following:
Our feline friends bring a lot of pleasure into our lives and it's nice to be able to spend a little one-to-one time with them whenever we can. Cats love the attention you give them and one of the best ways to form a very strong bond with a cat, is to brush them on a daily basis. Not only does this routine get rid of a lot of the hair they shed, but it also means there is less chance of your pet developing a fur ball and it certainly helps keep unwanted pet hair off your furniture!