Cats are mammals and all mammals have at
least some fur --even naked mole rats! Most
mammals have lots of fur, however. Fur (hair) is a
little bit like a leaf on a tree--ultimately hair
and leaves die and fall to the ground. The hair
that gets caught in the brush you rake over your
head in the morning is the product of this
shedding process. Because cats have a lot more
hair than people do, the shedding process is much
more noticeable. So...your excellent question
should be reframed --why do mammals shed their
fur, since cats are not special in this regard?
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