How do I stop my cat from being so full of static electricity.?
2008-04-21 13:19:40 UTC
One of my cat has a full coat that is literally brimming with static electricity when I pet her. Every time I touch her when petting her a jolt jumps from my finger to her ear, nose, or whatever, and I can tell it's uncomfortable for her.

It's insane. When you turn out the lighs and pet her, you can literaly see her fur glow from little sparks!

How do I get rid of that static electricity?

Or is my cat secretly a superhero with the powers of lightning? Thundercat, hooooooo!!!
Five answers:
2008-04-21 13:23:08 UTC
Sometimes rubbing her with dryer softener sheets will help. Good luck!
Casey B
2008-04-21 13:26:33 UTC
Both my kitties get static electricity pretty bad as well, seeing as I live in one of the dryest placed on can do a number of things.

1. Take a dryer sheet and smooth it over your kitty, do not rub it in, just lightly "pet" it with the sheet.

2. Take a damp washcloth or towel and smooth it over the fur.

3. Give kitty a bath.

4. Before petting your cat, smooth lotion over your hands--or wash your will have to do this more often, but it works.

Dry on dry never works...the dryer sheet lasts the longest. And I invested in a humidifier and it doesnt work too well.
2016-10-05 16:00:21 UTC
I continuously seem to have an inordinate quantity of static electrical energy. I each now and then get goofy and cover my head below the blanket, with all lighting fixtures off, I then pull blanket off via dragging it in the time of my head and can see strains of static discharge alongside the blanket from my palms. that's tremendously kickass FO SHO
2008-04-21 13:25:55 UTC
Dryer sheets will work, but I have no clue how they will react on the cat's coat when she licks herself. Try keeping one in your pocket and see if that helps. Also, you can rub lotion on her fur which would be better than the chemicals in dryer sheets. Just moisten your hands and rub it lightly over her fur. Should work fine.
2008-04-21 13:33:17 UTC
I have this problem in winter with my cats. We mix fabric softener and water in a bottle and spray the carpets after vacuuming.

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