my cats leave hair everywhere after they play, please help

January 20, 2008 9:36am CST
when i go to bed and leave the three cats i have to their own devices, i wake up to a hallway full of fur on my carpet. i know they are only playing and like to wind eachother up and play down the hallway and stairs, but they are starting to wind me up. every morning i have to vacuum the carpet, before i do anything else. i know cleanliness is next to godliness and that i should clean the house before i do anything myself but this just takes the biscuit. how do i stop the amount of fur on the carpet reaching astronomical levels every, and im talking about every morning? i do brush them regulary, and so i thought that would help, but i think they play so hard that it does not matter how many times a week i brush them. please help i am at my wits ends with them, but i do love them!!!lol
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@ersmommy1 (12597)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Having had a similar experience (some time ago)nothing you can really do. Unless you keep them seperated once you go to bed. And then you have unhappy kitties. I just vacuumed alot. Now I only have one cat and a dog. Same situation. Lots of vacuuming.There is one small thing you can do.Gently rubbing your pet down regularly with a diaper wipe not only moisturizes the pet’s skin but also removes loose hair and dander. A lint roller can collect loose hair, but will not moisturize the animal or make it smell better.Worked for a friend, nut again, she has one cat.
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20 Jan 08
thanks for the advice, i will give it a go thankyou.
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@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
20 Jan 08
This, unfortunately, is one of the downfalls to owning a cat! I too own two cats and as well have this problem. I find hair in my food, bathtub, in my bed and of course, on my clothes! (they tend to gravitate and curl up and sleep on anything black!) But I have taken this as a small thing when I think about how much I love them and and would not be able to live without them hair and all!
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20 Jan 08
i know its a small thing and i guess i have to live with it!
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@angeljenn (894)
• Zaragoza, Spain
21 Jan 08
hello there to U...i have a cat too...ever since i was a kid, i really love cats...actually, it's my favorite pet animal ever...because they're so cutie and so sweet unlike other animals...but there's some disadvantages too of having a cat...like their hairs and other stuffs...but fortunately, my parents allows me to have a cat at home because before they don't really like having pets at home...thank GOD, they are ok with it now...well, to get rid of more cat furs at home, my cat just stay outside our home...my cat will just wait outside if i'm gonna let him get in my home...well, in that way, there's not so much furs and stuffs at our house...and thank GOD, my cat knows already when it's his turn to get inside our home...it's like he's being trained already...he's a smart cat, and i'm proud to be the owner of my yellow cutie cat...i love my cat...so if i were U, U should train all UR cats in that way like i do with my cat...in that way, all UR problems regarding UR three cats will be resolved...keep loving UR pets...have a blessed day ahead of U...may GOD BLESS U & UR family always!!!
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Your best bet is to invest in a Roomba, those small automatic vacs. I run mine in the morning while I'm getting ready for work and by the time I leave its done! I don't know how I lived without it!. It's a bit pricy though, but well worth it.!
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@di1159 (1580)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Your best bet is to invest in a Roomba, those small automatic vacs. I run mine in the morning while I'm getting ready for work and by the time I leave its done! I don't know how I lived without it!. It's a bit pricy though, but well worth it.!
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@beli44 (51)
• Puerto Rico
21 Jan 08
I have two cats and I dont have that problem. this is what I do there is a special brush you cant buy it in any pet shop,I brush their fur at least 2-3 times a week and they love it!! also I give them a bath once a month with a special cat's shampoo you said that you brush them but dont help so you may consider put them in a place without carpet when you go to sleep
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I'm a former persian breeder, so cat hair is something that I know all too well. I still have a housefull of them. There's nothing you can do to totally eliminate it -- if your cat will allow you bathing them monthly helps. I've also invested in a FURminator which does a better job of getting rid of the loose hair than just a regular comb or brush does. If you want to swipe it the hair without having to get out the vacumn cleaner, keep one of those lint brushes that you can find at most places like Wal-Mart, target, etc handy. They are really good for getting cat hair up off of carpeting and furniture. A damp paper-towel helps as well.
• United States
22 Jan 08
snoopy i don't want to sound rude but cats are going to shed so with 3 of them you will have alot of hair around get a good vacuum cleaner but the cats are full of energy and hair get used to it but u love them anyway
23 Jan 08
yes i do!;)
• Pakistan
20 Jan 08
kill your cat as soon as possible
20 Jan 08
what about a sensible answer dimwit
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@jamlecat (59)
• Canada
22 Jan 08
hey there, i only have 1 cat, but she happens to have white hair, so it shows up on everything. yeah her hair is everywhere too. So i use a shopvac for great suction and like you vacuum everyday. i also use lint rollers. I use cat blankets, and old towels to put where she likes to sit so i can just wash that instead of vacuuming my chairs and couches so often. Hope this helps a bit.