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Understanding the shedding of the cat, can we limit hair loss in cats?

Every cat owner knows this terrible plague that is the fall of his hair clinging to our carpets, our carpets or our fabrics. These hairs are even more abundant, of course, during periods of moulting. So what is it exactly? Can we limit the fall of the cat's hair during this period of moulting? Here are all the answers to these questions.

What is the moulting period?

Cats lose their hair throughout the year, it is well known. But there are periods, more precisely two annual periods, during which the fall of the hairs of our feline friends becomes a hell: it is about the moulting period which is nothing but the adaptation of the fur cat at room temperature, in order to adapt to the climate. Thus, in winter, the cat will wear a fur denser and therefore warmer, while in summer, his fur will be lighter, more airy.

It is also interesting to know that house cats are less affected by moulting than cats can freely go outdoors, the former being less concerned by the changes in temperature than the latter.

Physiologically, like breeding periods, moulting periods are influenced by daylight. The shorter the days, the more the cat will put on his winter coat, and conversely, the longer the days go by, the lighter his coat will be for the summer.

However, be careful not to confuse moulting period and skin disease. The loss of hair during a period of moulting is done in a uniform manner. The cat should not have holes in his coat, or even scabs or pimples. If this is the case, it is obviously necessary to consult a veterinarian.

Can we limit the fall of cat's hair during moulting?

We can not prevent the hair of a cat from falling, even if it could be tempting. On the other hand, there are some techniques to limit their fall everywhere.

Brushing the cat's coat

Brushing your feline day by day is prescribed, time of shedding or not, for the prosperity of your feline. To be sure, it invigorates the skin and hair with the goal that they are more beneficial; notwithstanding evacuating dead hair, brushing offers an exceptionally lovely back rub to your little protégé. This will be even more prudent in the midst of shedding since the feline, by evolving hide, will deliver all the more dead hairs that will finish up on your floor covering. 

There are additionally exceptional brushes, or rather brushes, called Furminator, amazingly viable in expelling all dead hair from felines. There are some for short hairs just as for long hairs

The cat's diet

A good diet obviously has a great influence on the cat's coat. Good quality kibbles will make our feline friends' coat softer, shinier and silky, and will also make their roots more resistant, thus preventing hair loss, as opposed to a poor quality diet that will not bring anything to life. good to coat a cat, or even make it more fat and dull.

Finally, it is important to know that for cats with recurrent skin or hair problems, salmon-based foods (whether kibble or pâté) will be very beneficial to them. Indeed, these foods contain salmon oil, bringing a lot of benefits to the cat, especially for its skin and hair.

Regular care of the skin and cat's hair

A healthy skin and hair in a cat will make the hair more stubborn during periods of moult, thus limiting the dead hair, and therefore their fall.

It will therefore be important to regularly treat your cat against parasites, as well as check his skin. If you notice the presence of pimples, crusts, bleeding or holes in the coat, you must take the cat to the vet to check his health.

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