I've owned cats my whole life and i don't think i've ever seen cats shed this much. I'm actually beginning to be concerned that something is wrong, except that they both shed as much as the other (for the most part) and they always have.
I'm talking wads of hair. I can brush them and come up with a handful of hair, more than once, every day. They both have thick coats, my guy more so than the girl and likewise sheds a bit more. I've tried to do some research on how to minimize this but i can't find anything.
Do kittens lose a particular coat of fur? They are coming up on a year old in about June or July. Coupled with spring i'm wondering if there is some compounding things at play here. I'm also wondering if their whiteness plays a role. As i understand it, their white coat is a genetic mutation. They aren't albino, but my understanding is that a mutation prevents the color of their fur from developing. In other wards, they each have a color in their genes...perhaps black or pink or blue...but this mutation prevents it from developing. I'm just wondering if this could be related to the excessive shedding.
Any thoughts would be great. It's been a real annoyance around my apartment but they are soon going to be moving in with my mom and i would hate for her to be annoyed by my cats because of their...fur loss.