Reducing Static Electricity on Cats
During the winter you have probably noticed that you get a shock each time you pet your feline friend. When the air is dry, your cat can build up an electrical charge in its thick fur. As soon as that static build up finds a home, such as your unsuspecting hand, it can cause a nasty shock. Typically if your cat shocks you once you can almost guarantee that it will happen again. Fortunately there are a few tricks to reduce static electricity on cats. Try the following and see if it helps:
- Set up a humidifier in the room that your cat uses the most. It might be helpful to set up several around your home. This helps by making the inside air moist during the dry months of winter, causing less static electricity to build up in your cat’s fur.
- Try rubbing a fabric softener sheet over your cat’s fur. Just like it does on your clothes, fabric softener sheets can significantly reduce the amount of static electricity in your cat’s fur. The chemicals in the fabric softener sheets are not harmful to your cat.
- You can also try brushing your cat daily with an ionic pet brush. These brushes can be found online or in pet stores for around thirty dollars. Ionic pet brushes help to keep your cat’s fur looking shiny and healthy while reducing static build up. Ionic brushes are a great alternative if you or your cat does not like the smell of fabric softener sheets.
We hope that this information has been helpful as we strive to provide education on all aspects of pet care.
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