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Q: Cat Dandruff

March 28, 2008 | By Jessicabrowne | 2 answers | Expired: 2382 days ago

Jessicabrowne

My kitty Monroe has dandruff right above her tail kind of where the small of the back would be... Its the only place I see it and I dont know why she has it. I was thinking that because she is "plump" she might not be able to clean herself there so it gets dry? Does anybody know what I can do to make it go away. Also, what to do to slim her down! lol

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 28, 2008

You could try treating it internally, My rottweiler used to have the worst dandruff but all over his body. We got fish oil caplets from GNC allthough they are available at pet stores just more costly. We squeeze a caplet over his food twice a day and within a week we saw a huuuge improvement. I would suggest using only one caplet in your cats food a day, too much could cause loose stools.

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Angie S.
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Apr 06, 2008

Dandruff in cats can be caused by a number of different things. The first step is to see your vet to rule out any health issues. (I previously had a cat whose dandruff was a byproduct of diabetes.) After that, you could very well be right about your cat not being able to groom the area due to being overweight. And nutrition can contribute both to the weight and dandruff issues. A great source for the most current information on feline nutrition is www.catinfo.org. As long as there are no underlying health issues, change your cat's diet and I bet you'll see improvement with both the weight and dandruff issues surprisingly quickly.

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