Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Most cats have two main shedding periods for a few weeks.....early spring and early fall when the length of the days lengthen or shorten. At least this is the case with cats living in more northern countries where there is a distinct winter with colder temperatures. Though occasionally you may have a cat that seems to shed constantly......I've had a few of those over the years. The best thing for longhair cats is to comb them every day during these transition periods. I prefer a steel comb that has half with finer tines on it and other half tines that are a little wider spaced. There are other reasons for shedding, such as stress, medications, sunburn, or an unbalanced diet.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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