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Old 04-07-2014, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Random Question about fur separating

Why does my cats fur separate like this? I thought maybe he was greasy so I washed him but it still does it.

It's no biggie, I'm just curious
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:06 AM
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It's hard to tell from the picture, but is that in his elbow area? It might just be that the fur separates there because his leg is flexing and causes it to swirl that way.
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This is his shoulder, but it does this everywhere, back, legs, head, chest.. I just think it's weird, my other cats don't do this.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:23 AM
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One of my cat's fur does this as well. I think it's just because his fur is longer and fluffier, but I'm not sure.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:52 PM
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I think it is loose fur from shedding that gets caught in the remaining fur. Try brushing your kitty and see if that helps. My cats fur look just like that around shedding season.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:54 PM
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I wondered about loose fur as well. Has this always happened or is something new?
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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He's always been like this, he is shorthaired, but his fur is twice as thick if not more so than my other cats, he hardly sheds at all, even when I brush him
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I think it is loose fur from shedding that gets caught in the remaining fur. Try brushing your kitty and see if that helps. My cats fur look just like that around shedding season.
^Exactly. Cosette's fur gets like this, especially near her bum as the loose undercoat hair tends to get caught up there. The tufts of fur that separate out will eventually turn into snarls if you don't brush them out. I try to remember to give Cosy a good once over with the Furminator every once and a while to prevent the clumps from forming, but she doesn't like being brushed, so I often end up just pulling loose fur off her pantaloons before it has a chance to turn into a snarl.

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Old 04-07-2014, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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I brush him once a week..
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:49 PM
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Hm, brushing once a week should be sufficient. Is it possible that you're not getting some of the loose undercoat hair when you're brushing? I honestly had no idea how much undercoat hair could hide under that top layer of fur until the first time I "furminated" Galileo--it was like shearing a sheep!

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