Best way to get rid of excess fur

Good grooming practices are essential for maintaining health and happiness for you and your cat. This is a forum to exchange tips and advice for proper care of your cat's hygiene needs.


I will rule the- world right- after a nap
Purred: Tue Apr 24, '12 6:51pm PST 
I have a very fluffy calico who loves to be brushed. She has medium length fur but it's very thick. I'll brush her for about half an hour each day and never seem to make a dent in the amount of hair I'm pulling off.

She likes water but not being bathed so much. Playing in water is her idea-washing is not-

Does anyone have any tips to cut down on the shedding? She doesn't often get hairballs but it'd be nice not to have white hairs on everything.

Louis- Armstrong - ILM

I'm walkin' to- New Orleans.....
Purred: Wed Apr 25, '12 7:17am PST 
Right now she is getting rid of her winter coat, and hopefully she will not shed so much. Brushing is the best way I know of to get rid of the excess fur, but I am sure other CATSTERS may have suggestions.

Good Luck,
The New Orleans Kitties


I may meow to- you if you're- worthy
Purred: Wed Apr 25, '12 12:37pm PST 
Try a furminator type brush. We use that & a slicker brush. The furminator takes a TON of hair out! Some people swear by the Zoom Groom - never tried it though.


RESPECT The- Star!
Purred: Wed Apr 25, '12 5:36pm PST 
What do you feed?