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Dry skin.

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Smiler, Jun 20, 2010.


  1. Smiler

    Smiler PetForums Junior

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    One of my 6 month old BSH boys called Buxton seems to have slightly dry skin, his fur seems dry at the base, and sometime I find little flecks of skin/dandruff. Also, the corners of his nose and eyes seem a bit dry (his brother seems to have a v soft nose and his fur/skin is v soft and looks more nourished). Is there something I can to to help Buxton? Or am I just being an over protective Mum. I have ezcema and I know what I eat makes a different, and also supplements like Oil of Evening Primrose or Aloe Vera juice really really help.

    I did wonder if it was something in his food - he eats mostly Bozita with the odd sachet of Felix As Good As It Looks Kitten (I know this isn't what I would call good food but because Bozita isn't always easy to get hold of so we made the decision to feed a commercial food v occassionally incase we ever had a delay in sourcing Bozita). They also eat raw mince beef and a small handful of pellets which is a mix of Royal Cannin Kitten 36 and the 65% chicken Purely pellets from P@H.

    Any advice would be v welcome.
    Bev x

    P.S heres Buxton to say hello (his brother Edison is showing off his spotty tummy in the back ground):[​IMG]
     
  2. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    What gorgeous cats you have Bev! :001_wub:

    A lot of commercial (and raw) food don't contain enough fatty acids (omega 3), so he could simply have a slight deficiency. Salmon oil a couple of times a week or a course of evening primrose oil for a week on and off would do wonders I imagine.
     
  3. Smiler

    Smiler PetForums Junior

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    Thanks Hobbs2004, we are so happy with my boys, they're both beautiful with the most amazing temperaments and very importantly they are brilliant with my house bunnies. :)

    I'll look for some salmon oil to start with then - how much should I give him? and I assuming he'll probably just lick it off a teaspoon else I'll 'hide' it in some mince beef!
     
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    Just sprinkle it on their food. I get capsules and use about 2 capsules a week for two cats.
     
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