What two times a year does a Somali shed?

Asked by Member 551920 on Dec 30th 2007 in Somali
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There is no particular shedding time for certain cat breeds. Genetics hardly have anything to do shedding. Shedding is an environmental change triggered by temperature changes in the air.

If your cat is strictly indoors, he will shed year-round because the "seasons" in your home hardly ever change. And indoor cat's "internal clock" has been hidden or surpressed, it cannot feel the season changes outdoors, so it will shed year-round within the home.

Indoor-outdoor cats are much different. I own two happy healthy indoor-outdoor cats and one indoor cat. The indoor cat sheds all the time, and she sheds A LOT. The two indoor-outdoor cats shed twice a year. They first shed in spring. Their built-up winter coat becomes too thick for spring and summer weather, so they shed heavily for one week and then stop for about three months. They shed once again during fall, dropping their thin summer coat in order to grow a winter coat. They won't shed during winter. Then the cycle goes back to spring

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Izadore (Izzie)

My three cats and three dogs shed twice a year; from January through June and July through December.

Sorry--couldn't resist. 8-)

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 12/31/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer