Cat shedding: what to do?

Anastasia Shostak
Anastasia Shostak
March 21, 2013
Cat shedding: what to do?

A layer of wool on their sofas is not the most pleasant sight. But, unfortunately, all cat owners have to face this. When a cat sheds hard what to do in this case? How to help the animal and how to keep order in the house? Knowing some things that are associated with molting can help you cope with this situation.

When a cat sheds what to do

If the animal you live is not the first year, you can independently track when the seasonal molt begins and prepare for it in advance. When a cat sheds, it needs to be combed every day, otherwise the wool will become loose in mats, which are very difficult to unravel and have to be cut with scissors. Longhair cats need to be brushed with metal special combs, and for shorthair cats during the moult used brushes, gloves and grooming loops.

When a cat sheds very intensively and constantly, this is a significant cause for concern. The reasons for this may be a lack of minerals and vitamins, stress or illness.Also, the reason may be a lack of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. So what should be introduced into the diet of cat food that contain these acids. Well, about minerals and vitamins, too, do not forget.

If a cat sheds very much, that even when you are stroking it, there are shreds of wool in your hand, and the wool climbs unevenly - you need to contact a veterinarian. He will first take tests, then diagnose and of course, prescribe treatment. Pathological moult immediately pass away as soon as the underlying disease is cured. There is no need to self-medicate and delay a visit to the vet: an untimely visit can turn into big problems.

To improve the cat's fur after shedding, special conditioners will help you. Their goal is to moisturize the skin, restore damaged wool, and remove static electricity.

Thus, if your cat sheds, first of all create the optimal conditions for life for it, reconsider its diet and brush it regularly. In case it was only a seasonal molt, it will pass with time. And with an intense, prolonged shedding, you should not postpone the case and immediately contact the veterinarian - only this wayYou will keep your pet's smooth coat and health.