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dandruff?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Bellini, May 14, 2010.


  1. Bellini

    Bellini PetForums Member

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    Millie seems to have a little bit of what looks like dandruff on her coat.

    I try to brush her but she doesn't like it much and to be honest she's short haired so I only have similar to a baby brush for her.

    She goes out a lot now so she's always dragging herself along the patio/grass, climbing trees, digging up the garden and generally getting into a right old mess.

    What do you think?
     
  2. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    Sure it is not just dust from the outside then?

    Mine also go out and do what your cat does but they don't have dandruffy things - just dust from where they rolled around for a mud/dust bath (so to speak).

    If you think that your cat really has dandruff, then you could try some brewer's yeast or either some salmon oil or some evening primrose oil. Or P@H do something that is a combination of the two.

    Just give it to your cat for a course of a couple of weeks and the skin should be clear within no time. :thumbup:
     
  3. HollyM

    HollyM PetForums VIP

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    It may be fleas
     
  4. Paddypaws

    Paddypaws PetForums VIP

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    Dandruffy skin can be linked to thyroid dysfunction so if it does not clear it may be worth checking in with the vet. I agree though that adding salmon oil as well as evening primrose oil supplements to the food can be very helpful.
    Looking at the overall quality of the food is also a good idea.
     
  5. Bellini

    Bellini PetForums Member

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    It's def not fleas as I frontline her every 4-6 weeks.

    She's on a mixture of Tescos 60% tuna pouches, applaws dry (90%) and fresh raw/cooked meat and chicken.

    I'm getting her boosters done next month so I'll ask the vet then. Thanks x
     
  6. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    I personally wouldn't worry too much - it is moulting season (well, if my cats are anything to go by). May be worth trying those supplements though for a couple of weeks to see whether you see a difference. I tell you, evening primrose oil and salmon oil work wonders! :thumbup:
     
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