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Ok - so I have had my Sampson about 6months now and am wondering if there is anything I can do to keep my clothes from coming out of the dryer covered with little balls of white fur?? Sampson is a mostly white Maine Coon cat and he has very long hair. I try to use a lint roller on my clothes when I take them off to try and remove most of it but it hasn't helped - does anyone have any ideas?? or do I just live with it?? I know I can't totally get rid of it but would just like to keep it under control a little better.

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Hi Kurt!

If your aren't already, brush Sampson daily, or even twice a day.

I always though using a dryer would take a lot of the fur off, into the lint trap? I don't have a clothes dryer so don't know, but always thought a dryer would remove a lot of fur.

Do you use a dryer sheet or fabric softener? Either of those may help. I'm thinking the dryer sheet would be best. Make sure it is cat friendly as far as chemicals!

otherwise, yes, when having cats, one does get used to wearing fur. (ever heard the quote.."the outfit's not complete without the fur"?)


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I haven't seen much hair in the lint trap - just lint! I am using a Bounce dryer sheet although I don't see any need for it to be "cat friendly"?? I don't let him play or eat the dryer sheets.
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There are dryer sheets on the market that actually repel animal hair. I've used them and they seem to help. I always have a ton of hair in the lint trap especially in the winter.
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I haven't seen much hair in the lint trap - just lint! I am using a Bounce dryer sheet although I don't see any need for it to be "cat friendly"?? I don't let him play or eat the dryer sheets.
If you use a dryer sheet on your clothes or bedding, and your cat sleeps on your lap or bed, the residue gets on Sampson's fur, and when he washes, goes into him. I don't really know how much of a danger it is. As I said, I don't use a clothes dryer or dryer sheets. It's just one of those things I think about.

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I also have a Maine Coon and she surely has shed a lot this summer. I'm used to getting cat hair on my clothes and it doesn't bother me all that much. I try to brush my girl once everyday and I vacuum clean everyday. Brushing is the most important bit. Also make sure to give your kitty high quality pet food, it helps reducing the shedding and makes the fur healthier.
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I have 3 persians. All white. The dryer sheets work well for me But I use 2-3 in the dryer. Also vaccuming and combing. Good luck.

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