Both my short-hair cats are shedding fiercely too. The only thing my vet and the cat salon person told me is to use the shredding comb on them everyday or every other day. This helps a lot. Before I started using the shredding comb, when I lie down on the floor i can see cat hair covered the whole carpet (vacuum every other day). Now, I take them out to the balcony (live in apartment) to use the shredding comb, and i don't see too much hair in the house anymore.
Samantha/BB (11-month-old ~~ Born on Oct 9, 2007)
Mama (17-year-old) - passed away
Sabrina (11 year-old) - passed away on Feb 7, 2006
Meow Meow (8 year-old) - passed away on May 15
Bor Bor (6 year-old puppy)