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Surok
04-04-2005, 17:45
This is a serious question.

How do I reduce the static electricity which my long-haired cat gives off?

It seems to be getting worse as the weather gets warmer.

Ledka
04-04-2005, 17:48
There are antistatic combs for people's hair. May be you could use it for your cat.

Surok
04-04-2005, 18:02
thanks Ledka! how is this called in Russian?

Ledka
04-04-2005, 18:09
расческа с антистатическим эффектом.

Have you recently washed your cat? As far as I remember from my physic lessons, only clean hair can have that effect. May be in a couple days your cat won't be that "electric".

Surok
04-04-2005, 18:12
no, she hates being washed.

and now she's learnt not to fall in the bathtub, any washing that gets done is her responsibility.

don't understand the increase in static...but I'll try the comb suggestion.

Ledka
04-04-2005, 18:14
Originally posted by Surok
don't understand the increase in static...

May be u have an x-ray cat? :D

Surok
05-04-2005, 11:49
I'm thinking maybe it's cause she fell on her head when she was young, and this has given her mysterious static powers.

Where do you get these combs? 36.6? any other suggestions?

Ledka
05-04-2005, 11:52
Originally posted by Surok
I'm thinking maybe it's cause she fell on her head when she was young, and this has given her mysterious static powers.

Where do you get these combs? 36.6? any other suggestions?

Just any shop where they sell combs

Ghost
05-04-2005, 12:05
Surok, the problem is that you have to "ground" your cat. Ask an electrician to stop by and wire your cat for grounding. Once the cat is grounded, you won't have annoying static discharges when you pet her.

Of course, your cat will be plugged in all the time, but at least she'll not shock you.

Surok
05-04-2005, 12:11
wouldn't rubber sneakers work just as well?

I don't think I can get my cat to stand still for the electrician - she's an active little thing

Ghost
05-04-2005, 12:26
Then how about running a large metal grounding poll into the concrete, and putting cat-nip on it? That might work.

Surok
05-04-2005, 12:27
eh - the neighbours might object....

any other bright ideas that won't damage the structure of the apartment?

joners66
05-04-2005, 12:27
The answer is simple , based on the old age principal that a cat ALWAYS falls on its feet and a slice of bread and jam ALWAYS falls jam side down.
SO... just strap a piece of bread and jam on the back of your cat (jam side up) and throw it out of the window. In theory it should hover there for ever. You can feed it with food off of a non-conducting pole.....problem solved!

Shara
22-04-2005, 17:21
try wiping her with static guard dryer sheets??? crazier things have worked.

boscoe
22-04-2005, 17:32
shave it?

Shara
22-04-2005, 17:36
then you'd have a kitty that looks like a giant rat. imagine that thing staring at you from your pillow in the middle of the night...eek!

Random
22-04-2005, 17:36
then you'd have a kitty that looks like a giant rat. imagine that thing staring at you from your pillow in the middle of the night...eek!

No it would look like a Devon Rex or a Sphinx cat or whatever they are called ...

Shara
22-04-2005, 17:45
or like boscoe :nut:

PHolmes
23-04-2005, 06:36
The dryer the area, the more the static. So purchase an humidifier. Increase the oil content of its food. Oil will help reduce cat hair loss and better its coat thus less static. There are anti static matts that used to deguass people in computer areas.