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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Grooming product for fly away fur?

With the heat being on and the air pretty dry (even though I have a whole house humidifier), Holly's fur gets full of static and is very fly away. Does anyone know of a grooming product that I could maybe spray on my hands and rub into her fur to keep it from being so fly away? Obviously something that won't be harmful when she grooms herself.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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Re: Grooming product for fly away fur?

spray the carpets, not the cat...

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Re: Grooming product for fly away fur?

Most of the advice I found was to get a humidifier. Even just boiling water on the stove if you don't have one. Some say rub them with dryer sheets, but I've read that even unscented ones are very bad for cats.

Lately, I've been zapping my poor kitties, too.

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Re: Grooming product for fly away fur?

I have a DIY method used to cheaply raise the humidity in my apartment;
I bought a shower diverter, shower hose, shower hose to garden hose
adapter, and a fine hydroponic spray head that I then mounted on the
ceiling above my bathtub. I run the hot water at a Pint per minute, and
it raises my apartment humidity from 20% to 40% within a few hours.
this DIY solution requires less than $30 in above plumbing supplies, but
is cost and maintenance free, assuming you don't pay your own water bill,
(and live in a State without water shortage issues). if anyone here is
specifically interested in what I purchased, ask here, and I'll post links.
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The majority of the house doesn't have carpets. And I already have a humidifier attached to the furnace. Can't put more humidity in the house or I'll have water running down the windows, which then creates a potential mold issue and damaged woodwork. I have to back off on the humidifier the colder it gets. So the problem only gets worse as we get deeper into the winter. That's why I was thinking something I could rub on her....


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Maybe ask your groomer, if you have one, or Holly's breeder, what conditioner they use on cats. Cinderella is still soft and fluffy and smelling beautiful since her spa day, and is "sparking" the least.

Or maybe baby wipes? They're safe for kitties....

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Re: Grooming product for fly away fur?

Believe it or not, she hasn't been to a groomer. The vet shaved a potty patch a couple times, but now that she's getting digestive enzymes she hardly ever has dingleberry issues. And she doesn't mat all that much, but when she does she likes to get combed/brushed so she'll let me work out the tangles.

The breeder is a good idea, I'll have to shoot her an email....


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When I zap the kitties too much, I'll get my hand a little wet (few drops) from the sink and rub the moisture into both of my hands before I pet. Too much water and I get too much cat hair sticking to my hands, just right and the dampness gets transferred to the cat (and it feels like you are 'licking'/'grooming' them) and I can pet them for more than a few strokes before the zap comes back.



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Maybe ask your groomer, if you have one, or Holly's breeder, what conditioner they use on cats. Cinderella is still soft and fluffy and smelling beautiful since her spa day, and is "sparking" the least.

Or maybe baby wipes? They're safe for kitties....
Which one sparks the MOST?
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Re: Grooming product for fly away fur?

Cali! She's my little shadow, so she gets the most petting...

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