Furry Friends: Why Does My Cat Shed So Much? 

The fur tumbleweeds are piling up in the corners and you have exhausted your vacuum. Everyone in the home is wearing a second coat of cat fur this winter, and you haven’t stopped brushing your cat since summer. Why all this fur, you may ask?

Cat shedding is one of the many problems pet owners ask us about; that and how they can help reduce their cat’s shedding. For some cats, shedding can be especially bad during the winter, while other cats seem to shed all year round. 

The team at Old Derby Animal Hospital want to help you figure out why your cat sheds so much and what you can do to keep your home a little less furry.

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The Far Reach of Cat Wellness (Why Preventative Care Is So Important)

Cats are highly territorial. While we respect this feline characteristic, it can cause them to receive less veterinary care than their canine counterparts. Not only do cats detest leaving their territory, they are equally unhappy about car travel, hanging out in a hospital setting, and being touched by strangers. 

This aversion to veterinary care creates an unfortunate paradigm for overall cat wellness. Without routine care, our feline friends may not enjoy all of their nine lives. 

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