How to Get Rid of Static Electricity in a Cat's Fur

Do you get shocked when petting your cat? This happens due to the static electricity in your cat's fur. While this is not among the commonly asked questions about cats, it is an issue that quite a few cat owners face, especially during the colder seasons.

The house I grew up in had a ton of static electricity, my siblings and I shocked each other and our pets all the time. My childhood cat, Rags, didn't seem to really mind about the static, perhaps he was used to it. 

However, some cats and some owners are very bothered by it. So let's discover ways to get rid of static electricity in your cat's fur so you can return to petting your cat without being afraid to hurt it or yourself.

Removing the Environmental Conditions 

Raise the humidity levels in your home. This should reduce the level of static electricity at first and then get rid of it entirely. You can get a humidifier for your home, which should help you overcome this in no time 

Cat-Centered Methods of Removing Static Electricity 

Suppose you are not in a position to make home improvements. In that case, there are other ways in which you can reduce and even remove static electricity in your cat. The principle is simple. If you can’t raise the humidity level in the environment, you can raise it in your cat’s fur. 

Anti-Static Spray for Cats 

There are quite a few anti-static sprays for cats on the market. However, these are the least viable option when dealing with static electricity because of the effect that these may have on the cat's fur. 

Shampoo and Conditioner 

Another way to add moisture to your cat’s fur is to use high-quality shampoos and conditioners. In addition, products containing natural oils have a long-term effect. Always use products that are a good fit for your cat’s breed, and remember that the ultimate goal is to moisturize the fur. 

Tips and Tricks for Cat Owner

There are a few things that you can do yourself to prevent shocking your cat. However, you should know that more than these alone will be needed to make a difference in your static energy issue. However, they could be helpful when used alongside other methods. 

Wetting Your Hands Before Touching Your Cat 

Similar to using sprays on your cat, getting your hands wet before touching your cat could spare you the shock. Still, it will expose your cat’s fur to tangling, especially if done frequently.

Hand Moisturizers 

The low humidity in the environment affects you as well as your cat. This is why applying moisturizer on your hands is extremely useful. Use it regularly to maintain the effects, and you will get softer hands. 

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