May 31, 2013

4 Best Ways to Get Rid of Cat Dandruff

Filed under: Cat Nutrition,Cat Skin,Cats,Dog Skin Problems — Tags: , — Dr. Loridawn Gordon @ 7:09 pm

how to get rid of cat dandruffJust as dandruff affects humans, it also affects cats. Cats develop dandruff for many reasons such as parasitic infections, sunburn, diabetes, dry climate, poor diet and lack of grooming habits.

It is a good idea to take your cat to the vet as soon as you notice dandruff on his coat, because the dandruff may be a sign of other more serious issues with your cat’s health. Nevertheless, there are some steps that you can take to either prevent or resolve your cat’s dandruff issue at home. Here are the 4 best ways to get rid of cat dandruff:

1. Buy a humidifier. Keeping the air moist in your home is one of the simplest ways to resolve a dandruff problem.

2. Change your cat’s diet. The food you are feeding to your feline friend could be the reason for the dandruff. Try changing to a wet food diet. It would also be wise to supplement the diet with Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which will aid the body in natural oil production, keeping the skin healthy. You should also monitor your cat’s water intake, because dandruff could be the result of dehydration.

3. Groom your cat. Grooming is especially important if your cat is overweight or a senior. Concentrate on areas of the body that your cat is unable to reach, like the tail. Brushing your cat’s fur helps to distribute the natural oils from his body over the skin. If you bathe your cat, use a gentle shampoo that will not irritate his skin or dry it out.

4. Use lotion. You can buy hypoallergenic lotion, just for cats. Lotion is especially useful when it includes colloidal oatmeal. Lotion can also be used if your cat experiences a sunburn.

 

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