HELP! Cat fur driving me insane!

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Helper bee

They’re gorgeous, and between them no matter what you wear, at least one fur colour will stand out!  I have 2 cats too and I get changed as soon as I get home and put my clothes away.  So I guess I have “house clothes” that I don’t care about (old comfy stuff) and the cats make me stay tidy and put my good clothes away.  

Post # 3
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Honey bee

I have two cats, and one is pure white. It drives me mad too but I just groom them when I can to minimilize shedding, hoover and use a lint roller and then if all else fails, just stop giving a damn! lol. I do tend to get ready for work, like hair, make up, lunch, in my dressing gown and then at the last minute, put on my clothes and head out. That seems to help!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I have two white cats.  I keep a lint roller at my desk at work so I can roll off once I get there.  I still haven’t learned how to not let the cat hair tumbleweeds that drift around my house get to me, but I have learned that if I sweep (or swiffer) every few days, and vacuum once a week, it isn’t that bad.  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Lauren267:  I’m not a fan of it either and I have FOUR dogs. I sweep EVERY day (hardwood floors) and I don’t vacuum as often as I should. Do people brush their cats? That’s supposed to help with dogs. I’ve just kind of given up ever thinking I”m going to be fur free. It just comes with lov’n mah dawgz! Haha! (I also have the sticky roller at work)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Lauren267:  I literally have to keep a lint roller in my car to make sure I don’t have cat hairs on my pants before work. I think it is unavoidable, short of shaving your cats. On a side note, did you know you can get cats shaved to look like a lion?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I have 4 cats, and I’ve lost the battle with the fur. I find it EVERYWHERE…the car, work, on things that have never once been in the house. Like PP said, I pretty much have house clothes, and going out clothes. I don’t put on my outfit until a few minutes before I leave the house, especially not pants. The things we will do for our pets! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

What cute kitties! My advice is to brush them religiously. We have a wire brush which the long haired cat loves, then a rubber brush which REALLY gets all the loose hairs off, including the down layer. Works better on shorthaired cats but it helps with the long-haired one too. It’s awesome- here’s a link for the exact one we have: http://www.amazon.com/Four-Paws-Kitty-Curry-Brush/dp/B0002ASGZ4

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree with PPs, brush and bathe them regularly. I have 2 cats, one is all white with thick, dense fur and she sheds like mad. I carry a lint roller in my purse and only dress for work right before leaving the house. I’ve found that giving her a bath once every month and brushing her really well every week or so has helped a lot. Also, I bought a handheld Shark cordless vacuum and use that for quick fur clean-ups between full vacuuming sessions (with the Dyson Animal, which is amazing for fur and life in general).

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Girl, I know exactly what you need for brushing! Get a brush called…no kidding…the Furminator. My parents have a tabby cat with a super thick undercoat and dandruff problems. She would leave clumps of fur behind on the hardwood every morning without fail, even though Mom was brushing her religiously. Finally one of the ladies at Petsmart recommended the Furminator, and it has changed everything. The brush is more expensive than your typical pet brush, but sooooo worth it. We brush out clumps of fur every day, the dandruff has gotten better, and we no longer find clumps of fur all over the house.

They make Furminator brushes for multiple fur lengths/thicknesses/etc. I cannot recommend them enough and tell any friends who have pet hair problems to buy one.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Lauren267:  OMG that picture! So sleepy and soft!!!

But, yeah, cat fur is just part of your life now. I only have one little guy and his fur is EVERYWHERE- he hates all brushes so I can’t brush him.

My FI is super neat/clean, he vaccuums the entire apartment (furniture, curtains, everything) at least once a week. There’s still fur everywhere. We buy lint rollers at costco and keep them in the front hall closet- I just roll myself before I leave the house.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

bbbria:  Hold the phone- you bathe your cats?!? Yourself? How did you get them to like water???

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have 3 cats, a tuxedo, a grey tabby and an orange tabby.  All have short hair.  The tuxedo cat sheds the worst. 

I vacuum a couple times a week, but I don’t find as much hair on my vinyl floors…honestly, I tend to find MY hair on the hard floors more often.  I also vacuum off the furniture regularly. 

After washing/drying my clothes, I put them up.  I keep my closet doors shut so they can’t go in there and snuggle with our clothes. 

Once I’m dressed, I don’t pick up the cats.  I don’t sit on the bed either, if they happen to rub on my pant leg or something, I may need to use the lint roller.  I keep one at home, a travel sized one at work and one in my car…but I don’t really have a problem with cat hair in my car.  When I’m home and not really doing anything, I don’t care how much cat hair they get on me…it’ll all come off the clothes in the wash. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I agree with SilvanArrow:  We have the brush she recommended (didn’t know that’s what it was called until I googled it). We have three cats and one of them (our newest addition) is an 11 year old chocolate brown Siamese. She has dandruff and her hair was coming out in clumps. I brush her with this brush pretty much every day and not only does she LOVE it but it has helped so much with her dandruff, shedding and clumping. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

swonderful:  Haha yes! I’m so used to it that I forget most people don’t bathe their cats lol. They definitely don’t like it, and it’s not super fun, but they don’t really fight it. I hold them firmly by their scruff for the first few minutes, being careful not to hurt them, and typically by that point they’ve realized there’s no point in resisting and completely submit lol. My youngest will cry and yowl the entire time, but she sits there and takes it (she doesn’t get baths as often as the shedder does). I make sure to talk to them the entire time, reassuring them that they are okay and it will end soon. As long as I keep a hand on them at all times, they don’t try to escape.

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