igot80HD avatar
igot80HD
11
9 days ago

✨cat hair everywhere✨

So, i have two cats and i really love them like crazy, but i feel like they are shedding waaay more than any other cat i knoe 🥲 i get really frustrated sometimes because even if i would vacuum twice everyday i wouldn’t get rid of all the hair 😮‍💨 and i don’t know, maybe i just don’t notice it in other homes but in my own apartment? i feel like it’s always looking dirty because of that 😩 has anyone tips for me?

✨cat hair everywhere✨
Sifrayel avatar
Sifrayel
2d

Well, after 18yrs of living with the same long haired cat, it's something I'm rarely bothered by anymore 🤪 But I feel you, still. Shedding in pets is like a multi-factorial thing. The "wider" environment (air humidity in home, weather, seasons, etc.), the animal's direct surroundings (mostly food related stuff, but also stressy things like constant noises, human family problems, other animals, etc.), but also the pets themself (age, genetic predisposition, race, allergies, hormonal status, infections, etc.) have an influence. So, finding a reason for "over-shedding" is difficult. Possible solutions may be: regularly/often used brushes/coombs (with or without vacuum, dry or wet, as gloves or the special kind for thick fur, etc. - whatever works for your cats), food changes (diet for skin/hear health or low on allergens, supplements like (fish) oils, biotin, etc.), a vacuum robot (a lot don't have enough power for pet hairs, but still help to keep the "dirt level" lower), a professional cleaning person (if affordable, especially if needed more than once a week), and, to end my endless blabbing, trying to find a way of coexistence with cat hairs everywhere (and other "legacies" 😉). I hope you'll find a solution for you and your cats. It probably will take time and cost a lot of nerves, anyway.

LionQueen avatar
LionQueen
2d

Very informative post! i appreciate the time you took to write this

savannahcaraway avatar
savannahcaraway
3d

Okay so I have a very similar problem with my dog so I recently bought a dog/cat/pet grooming vacuum. My dog was obsessed with it and was falling asleep while I was using it on him. He loved it so much and I got so much loose hair from him. I really think it’s helped since using it. I have attached a picture of all the hair that I got off of him!

igot80HD avatar
igot80HD
3d

my cats are really afraid of the vacuum so i don’t think that would work 🤔🥲 but thank you all for your answers! ☺️☺️

savannahcaraway avatar
savannahcaraway
3d

neabot Neakasa P1 Pro Pet... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093KRX2K1?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share Here’s the link on Amazon if you’re interested 😊

LionQueen avatar
LionQueen
5d

I had this problem until I decided to do some research and upgrade our vacuum cleaner to one with about 35…kwp? (Suction power) and well, $400 dollars later I finally feel like I got the majority of the cat hair. We have 6, lol so I still TRY to vacuum everyday but we all know how that works out and it ends up being like every other day. It definitely made me cringe initially to spend that much money but it’s honestly one of the best investments I’ve made. That vacuum and the automatic litter box, I call ours The PooBot, (which I only have to take out the bag when it’s full, replace it and refill with new litter) are the BEST two investments I’ve made for keeping a house with six cats clean and smelling nice. I also researched the best litter for clumping/low tracking. Another thing to look into is the ingredients in their food, gluten is a known allergen that can cause skin issues and I think excessive shedding falls under that, and nutritional supplements like fish oil can help with shedding by promoting healthy growth. But I’m not a vet so don’t listen to me haha Research for yourself to decide the best options for your babies, who are super cute btw. ☮️✌🏻❤️🦄🫡✊ PLUR

Julia from Numo avatar
Julia from Numo
5d

I recently got a puppy, and I feel you! I vacuum every day, but it still looks dirty. So, I started vacuuming every morning before work; it’s like a little ritual.

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