Which Cats Shed the Least?•
Posted on August 08 2018
This breed is known for its unique, hairless look but even they have hair follicles covered in very fine hair however, this can’t be felt or seen with the naked eye. Because of the fineness of this layer they tend to be quite oily as they don’t have an adequate amount of hair to absorb body oils. You should bath them weekly to keep on top of the oils coming of their skin so that it doesn’t mark your furniture or carpets and it is vital you always protect their skin from the sun as they can burn easily.
An easy grooming routine of just regular brushing to remove dead hair and distribute any skin oils they may have. Their coat is dense and they have no undercoat which gives the fur a plush appearance with very minimal shedding.
Grooming is as easy as brushing your hand over their soft, wavy coat but if they have a longer, woollier coat then help from a soft bristle brush or comb may be necessary. They shed a lot less than other cats but when they are going through a shedding phase then they can look a little moth eaten.
Bathing and grooming is rarely necessary for their short, satiny coat making them easy to maintain. Their coat is easily cared for with weekly brushing or combing to remove dead hair and distribute skin oils.
With their dense, silky, double coats the Russian Blue is easy to groom and maintain. They shed over a two to three week period just once or twice a year and are known to produce less Fel d 1 which is one the main cause for cat allergy sufferers. When choosing the right cat breed it is important to remember that shedding and grooming is only a small aspect. Always do plenty research of the breed in mind to check that their personality and temperament are right for your family.