Shedding in cats is supposed to be a natural event. But, what happens when you wake up one day and find cat hair all over your furniture? You have to agree with me that you will have to find a way to stop this from happening again in the future. That is why we have taken our time to write this article that will be explaining everything you need to know regarding how to stop your cat from shedding excessively. After going through this article, everything that you have ever wanted to know about your cat shedding hair will become clear. But first, before we get into details about how to stop your favorite furry friend from shedding excessively, let’s look at healthy reasons as to why cats shed. Healthy reasons why your cat sheds its hair If you have observed your cat closely, you have noticed that most of the shedding that your cat goes through usually happens during spring and summer. During winter, the shedding is usually minimal and in most cases non-existent.
This is what happens:During winter, when there is too much cold, human beings put on heavy clothes. Cats, on the other hand, have the ability to handle this situation naturally. They will grow more hair during autumn (season preceding winter) for their bodies to stay warm throughout the winter season. When this cold season is eventually over and it is almost summer (spring), cats start shedding hair in order to be able to stay comfortable during this hot season. Just like we human beings remove our heavy clothes when it is hot outside.
One point to note is that the process of shedding and growing hair in cats is never controlled by the amount of heat or cold present. It is usually controlled by the amount of light that is available outside. When its autumn and the light outside is starting to go low, the cat’s body will start growing hair. When it’s spring and the light is starting to come back again, the hair will start shedding naturally. This technic that your cat uses to shed and grow hair disqualifies using of artificial methods like adjusting the temperature in your room to control shedding. Do all cats shed their hair equally?This is a question that most pet owners will ask themselves when considering to buy a cat as their pet for the first time.
The first thing that you need to know is that all cats that have hair on their coat do shed.