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Q: Cat Dandruff..

December 11, 2008 | By Kathryn H. | 9 answers | Expired: 2187 days ago

Cat Dandruff..

I have a gorgeous cat with mostly black fur... Her coat is usually very sleek and shiny but now that the weather is colder I've noticed some dandruff in her fur. I'm guessing this is due to dry skin because of the weather, but how can I fix it? She has to stay on her prescription food because she's very prone to UTI's, otherwise I'd have her on something holistic. Are there any good supplements I can try? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Kristen H.
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Dec 11, 2008

You can use fish oils a lot of times to help with their coat. They just get added to the food. I also give my cats occasional baths because my boy has dandruff sometimes and he has food allergies and is on a special diet. I would double check with your vet first though to make sure that the fish oils are okay for her.

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Thad R.
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Dec 11, 2008

I would recommend giving her Omega 3 Oil (supplement) and maybe put a humidifier in her sleeping area.

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kevinskats
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Dec 11, 2008

Go to the hardware store and buy an inexpensive humidity guage which will tell you the level of humidity in your home. You mentioned that as the weather got more cold, the problem increased. That is because as weather gets colder, the humidity levels in your home drop, causing dry skin and all kinds of other problems. You may have to purchase a humidifier to run in your home so you can get the humidity up to where it should be.

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