Why cats are mowing - the causes of seasonal and permanent molting, methods of prevention
- 14 Oct 01:45
- Animal Care
People who want to make kittens in the house often stop one serious problem: what to do with the ubiquitous wool that fills the house during the period of pet's mourning. It is impossible to get rid of it. The wool is flying in the air, gets into food, tightly sticks to the upholstered furniture andclothing, going to balls that can nullify done literally five minutes ago general cleaning. In more serious cases, wool, getting into the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and upper respiratory tract, can cause people a powerful allergic reaction.
What kind of attack is this - cat's molting? And is it possible to minimize its negative consequences? Let's try to figure out why cats are mowing and what to do with it.
The wool of a cat has a two-tier structure. The covering( nasal) hair is usually longer, elastic and rigid. They grow at an angle to the surface of the skin and densely cover themselves with a thick undercoat - a layer of thin puff-shaped hairs. The rooting of the nyoid hair occurs in the usual manner - the dying hair falls out, new ones grow in their place in a definite period. In a healthy animal, this process continues continuously and in moderate mode. But the undercoat behaves differently. It is this layer of wool designed to maintain normal body temperature in conditions of sharp changes in temperature regimes.
Therefore, in the off-season - in the spring and autumn - the cat fur coat undergoes dramatic changes. On the eve of the winter cold, the old undercoat is replaced by a new, abundant and dense, which makes the wool look more dense, loose and bulky. It seems that your favorite has suddenly spread out. In the spring, anticipating the onset of warm days, the pussy gets rid of excess wool. The results of these transformations you can observe in the form of lumps of wool throughout the apartment. Such molting is called seasonal and is a normal physiological process. However, during this period, cats may experience some decrease in activity and weaken immunity, so, when planning a preventive vaccination or sterilization operation, try to avoid these radical procedures at the time of molting.
Life in a city apartment makes adjustments to cat's physiology. The fact is that the intense growth of the undercoat is stimulated by lowering the temperature of the ambient air. If the molting took place, but the cold did not come, then the cat bought a warm coat is unnecessarily detached, and molt begins again. In cats, all year round live in warm, the natural schedule of wool exchange goes down, and the molt becomes slow and constant.
An extra massive loss of wool may begin in the case of severe stress caused, for example, by a fright or a long separation with a beloved master. Cat - a very conservative creation, it can not tolerate changes in the surrounding life. Therefore, even the appearance of a new sofa in the room can cause it to have strong negative emotions, and as a consequence - an extraordinary molt.
Increased hair loss without apparent reason should be a cautious owner: this may be a symptom of a serious illness. Baldness is accompanied by many skin disorders( for example, transmitted to the person of the scrotum), allergic conditions or disease of the metabolism.
A loose-fitting wool puts pressure on not only the owners, but also the culprit itself. "Leaking out, the cat involuntarily swallows a large number of dead hair, and they can cause significant discomfort in her stomach. In rocks with thick and long wool, for example, in Siberians or Persians, it sometimes turns into a serious problem;To help them clear the stomach, you have to call for the help of a veterinarian. Try not to bring the matter to the extreme and provide your pet with fresh green grass. When eating it, the cats deliberately cause vomiting, during which they safely regurgitate swallowed swaddlers. To improve the condition of the wool and strengthen the immunity it is useful to add in the diet of your beloved pupils vitamins of group "B" in the diet, for example, they are contained, for example, in preparations of brewer's yeast, which are in a large assortment in pet shops.
Avoid molting in cats is not possible - of course, if you are not the owner of the representative of the shamrock "sphinx" breeder, - but somewhat order this process is quite real. Reducing the amount of wool in the flat and in the stomach of the cat helps with regular scrubbing. In pet stores, special brushes are available - fuminators, or so-called "fugots" - which are specially designed to remove omertvevschey undercoat. But most importantly - do not rumble on the animal for contaminated wool pants or upholstered armchairs. Cats have a great sense of the owner's mood, so your irritation and reproach can plunge the unfortunate pussy into a real depression from which molting will only intensify.