Nothing stops shedding entirely, but using a Furminator or something similar on your cat really does cut down on the loose hair - A LOT. I was a skeptic, not wanting to spend so much on what I thought was just a cat brush - but it really takes out a lot more fur than the average comb or brush and is well worth the price. There are other brands that are not the Furminator brand that are a bit cheaper. Besides less hair on your clothes and furniture, regular brushing makes the cat look great, really smooth and shiny! Most cats learn to love getting brushed with it, though there can be a bit of a learning curve for some. My cat kept biting the brush until he decided he really liked it. Rewarding with cat treats can help the learning process.