Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I have been asked many times by people who are about to adopt a cat "Do long-haired cats shed more than short-haired cats?"
I can answer that,  no problem.
Long-haired cats shed long hair...short-haired cats shed short hair. In the end, you just have lots of hair to vacuum up whether it is short or long. I personally do not see any difference.
Shedding is related to the light-dark cycle. Cats shed in the spring to rid themselves of the winter coat and they shed in the fall to prepare for the thicker, warmer coat.
Shedding happens.
I always try to comb the cats more often in the Fall (that includes the dog, too) so their coats are in good condition for the winter. The winter coat is naturally going to be thicker so prepare to groom more and purchase a comb to rid the bloomers of tangles.

When I want to really relax I comb my cats. You can lose yourself in it and time will pass quickly. That is, if the cat enjoys it. If not, it can be quite a chore. Buy a proper comb so you do not pull the hair while grooming. The comb should have wide teeth. Always start at the head and work your way to the tail. Hopefully, kitty will be very relaxed half way through and it will be enjoyable for both of you.
hugs, Deb


  1. We agree! There are 3 DSH and 1 DLH here and the Pricilla (DLH) sheds the least! Mummy always see tumbleweeds of white furs from the boys wrassling...

  2. It's funny, isn't it? It seems like my long-hair sheds more, but it's just because it's more noticeable. We get the tumbleweeds too!!

  3. I try to comb Banjo every day. He lets me comb him for about 3 minutes... then he bites me... naughty kitty! :)

    xo Catherine

  4. I will get a comb. I have a brush thingy and Charlie loves it!! He is easy to groom!

  5. You should see the line of Cats when I sit on the floor and groom the Horde! Most of them LOVE it. I could knit a sweater!

  6. I clean constantly (daily) because of cat hair, but they are so worth it...I've been interviewing this week for another job and may not be able to comment daily if I start working longer hours on Nov. 1, but I will keep up with you, sweet friend.

  7. Great advice! My husband always brushes Clyde. Clyde seems to love it. He is a Maine Coon cat we found in a dumpster 12 years ago.

  8. Hey Deb, Thank you for the awesome article. Great Advice. I am working on getting my cat to enjoy comb but she is not enjoying it! :(