I have a 3 month old kitten and I keep finding hair everywhere. He’s really young, so why is he shedding? Have I done something wrong? However, his coat is very shiny and healthy and he’s eating enough. He has been itching lately and his gums are pale. If I can’t do something my mom will sell him. Please help.
I once measured the amount of fur my normal 4,5-5kg cat shed in one week, it was 5,45 grams of medium length fur (it is the amount from the brush I used, so the real amount of fur shed is higher than what I collected).
Kittens will normally start to shed their baby fur at 6-12 months of age, some cats shed more fur in the spring and fall and other cats shed continuously during the year.
For information about shedding in kittens and cats take a look here.
Your cat's itching might be a result of the shedding, so it is normal. If your cat gets bald spots, you need to get it diagnosed and treated by a vet.
A cat's gums are normally light pink; here is some information about what the gums can tell you about your cats health.
If your cat changes behaviour, for example stops eating/drinking or hides more, you need to contact your vet.
Perfectly normal, unless the kitten's getting bald spots, then it may be a flea problem. Get the metal bristle pet shed brush for the kitten, it helps so much. If the kittens gums are pale, that's a sign of worms. So just keep a look out for those. Easy fix though. Over the counter medications work fine if you catch it in time. Is the kitten blooded by chance?