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How can I prevent or clean up the fur my cat can leave behind?

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Whether their hair is long or short, cats shed -- especially in the spring and fall. To stop or clean up cat fur:

  • Brush your long-hair cat several times a week to remove loose hairs so they don't end up on your couch. Your short-hair cat may not need as much grooming.
  • Vacuum carpets, upholstery, and anywhere else hairballs fly.
  • Use a sticky fabric cleaner for pet hair, or a strip of masking tape, to clean cat fur off furniture and other surfaces before it gets on your clothes.

From: Cleaning Common Cat Messes WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/6/2018

SOURCES:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling."

The Ohio State University: "How to Clean-Up Cat Urine." Christensen, Wendy. , Macmillan, 2004. The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care

Hotchner, Tracie. , Penguin, 2007. The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Church, Christine. , John Wiley & Sons, 2005. House Cat: How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane and Sound

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

SOURCES:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling."

The Ohio State University: "How to Clean-Up Cat Urine." Christensen, Wendy. , Macmillan, 2004. The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care

Hotchner, Tracie. , Penguin, 2007. The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Church, Christine. , John Wiley & Sons, 2005. House Cat: How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane and Sound

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 6, 2018

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