My Cat is Shedding So Much!
Excessive cat shedding is not normal, although common. The shedding of hair is a normal function for cats. Cat hair grows in cycles with old hair being pushed out in the mature phase and new hair replacing it. If the process seems to be not functioning properly there could be a few culprits.
- 1. Hormonal imbalances in cat
- 2. Cat has impaired thyroid function
- 3. Cat has a vitamin deficiency
- 4. Parasites
To recognize excessive cat shedding, look for when your beautiful furry cat begins to look like a hairless breed (though we love them too), or if your couch seems to be covered in fur.
How to Reduce Shedding in Cats
- 1. Essential fatty acids (Omega-3) can help to balance hormone levels and address other causes of too much shedding.
- Vitamins and antioxidant compounds like beta-carotene, bioflavonoids, vitamins C and E, selenium, and sulfur-containing amino acids, which will help to provide the nutrients needed to support all functions.
Natural Supplements for Cats That Shed Too Much
When your cat is shedding excessively, it is an opportunity to improve the overall health of your cat and remove stress on the body that causes too much shedding. The following products are recommended for cats with profuse shedding or skin conditions:
1. Give your cat Spectrin, multivitamin for cats. The key nutrients in Spectrin were selected to help cats with vitamin deficiencies that cause excessive shedding. Spectrin has been effective with helping cat owners to improve their cat's skin, coat, and shedding problems. Other ingredients help protect against allergies and other stresses that affect your cat.
2. Use Celavin to help balance hormonal levels, among the other benefits of omega-3 fish oil.
3. By adding Digestive Enzymes to your cat's meals, you help take the stress off the body that comes from producing all the enzymes in the modern diet. Your cat's meals are empty of most of the natural enzymes that come with a natural cat diet, this stress on the body can cause excessive shedding in cats. Digestive enzymes also help your cat to absorb more key nutrients from his/her meal.