How to Stop Cat Shedding

How to Stop Cat Shedding

If you have a cat, figuring out how to stop cat shedding is a constant problem. Shedding is typically heaviest in the Spring and in the Fall.

Indoor cats shed year-round. Not only does this result in your clothes and furniture being covered in fur, but it can also result in potentially serious problems – hair is ingested during self-grooming and can result in hairballs that are not just messy but can be harmful to your cat.

Brushing your cat is, by far, the best and easiest way to reduce the amount of stray fur that ends up on your clothes and furniture, and reduce the amount of fur your cat could potentially ingest.

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Our Favorite Cat Brush is the FURminator

The FURminator deShedding Tool has stainless steel deShedding edge that reaches through topcoat to safely and easily remove loose hair and fur that is actively shedding, and dead fur from your cat’s undercoat while being gentle on their fur and skin. This can significantly reduce the amount of fur that your cat sheds.

By choosing to use a FURminator you will be doing both your cat and yourself a favor, many cats enjoy being brushed, and even those that are reluctant at first come to enjoy being brushed with the FURminator.

By keeping a regular schedule of brushing with the FURminator during the Spring and Fall shedding seasons your cat will be happier. This is a stress-free way to keep your cat’s coat healthy and shiny.
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  • Well made
  • Handle is comfortable
  • Makes your cat’s coat very soft
  • Can help reduce dandruff
  • Reduces shedding by up to 90%
  • Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, rake or comb


  • It’s possible to over-brush – be careful!

Final Thoughts

Brush daily to detangle and smooth fur; deShed weekly to reduce shedding cat fur, and bathe monthly to promote healthy skin and coat while reducing shedding. You do not need a lot of tools and products to take good care of your cat’s shedding – the FURminator will serve you well. This is the perfect brush for your furry pal.

12 thoughts on “How to Stop Cat Shedding”

  1. This looks like a pretty cool product. I have two very long haired ragdolls who are indoor only and fur goes everywhere – so much so that the roomba is going every day. One though hates being groomed even though I started grooming here at a young age (she usually tries to eat the brush). The other is younger and does like grooming so this might be a good idea to try as raggies can get a little matted if not groomed

  2. I honestly had no idea a product like this existed. Now I just have to wrestle with the cat to get the job done 🙂

    Do you know if the climate you live in affects shedding? Do cats who live in a desert climate shed more or less than cats in a more damp and colder climate?

    This is a very interesting product. I brush my dog but didn’t know you could really do that with cats. Cats are so independent and have a mind of their own.

    • Hi Steve & Kris! Thanks for dropping by. The climate can definitely have an effect on your pet’s shedding. Animals shed seasonally because they grow different coat weights for different seasons (think warm coat for winter, a lighter coat for summer). If the climate temperature does not vary drastically then there is no need to grow a different weight coat across the seasons. That being said, they will always shed at least some fur as old fur dies off and new is grown – humans also ‘shed’ old hair and grow new as well.

      Cat wrangling can be a problem, but you might be surprised at your cat’s willingness to be brushed. One of my cats was initially a challenge, but he really likes being brushed now 🙂

  3. I’ve had my kitty cat for 3 years now and although we haven’t really had many problems with fur balls with her, we have definitely experienced our fair share of annoying black fur everywhere! Our cat doesn’t like being brushed that much though so it’s kind of a frustrating task to do. How long would you say that it takes for an average sized domestic cat with a normal coat to be brushed pretty thoroughly? And how often would I have to do it? Like once a month?

    • Hi Martina. It is recommended to use the FURminator 1-2 times a week for 10-20 minutes at a time (more frequently during shedding seasons). Breaking your brushing sessions into smaller 10 minute chunks might make dealing with a squirmy kitty easier. One of my cats was terrible for not wanting to be brushed, but after I got the FURminator, he settled down and actually enjoys being brushed 🙂

  4. My friend Tony has owned a cat for about one month. Everytime, when I visit Tony home, I always see Tony covered with cat hair. It looks like that there is a huge cat with a small one. It is hilarious. I think I should share this page to Tony. Tony should learn from this article. Or, I should buy him a FURminator deShedding Tool. Thank you for sharing a useful tool.

    • Billy, it’s a great way to get rid of excess cat fur. Definitely suggest to Tony to get a FURminator! 🙂

  5. This looks like one serious cat brush! My cat doesn’t shed too bad, but I’ve cat-sitted a really fuzzy little furball before, and she would get matted knots very regularly. She wasn’t a big fan of being brushed either, but this looks so easy and comfortable to use, and better for all-round maintenance that I doubt the cat would’ve minded it too much! That fact that it reaches through, and you don’t need to attempt to brush against the direction of growth would make it a much more comfortable experience for the kitty involved.

  6. I thought I was going to see a secret formula when I saw your title! However the furminator seems like the next best thing to reduce shedding.

    We had a cat growing up and I remember her hair being everywhere and then hairballs to follow. If we had one of these brushes I’m sure the house would have stayed a lot nicer!

    • Jeremy, you are right! The FURminator really is like a magic formula. I can honestly say that I have seen a drastic reduction in the fur balls in my house – as in, almost NEVER now.

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