What to do about cat dandruff
Cat dandruff is common and there are a number of different causes. However, it’s important to get to the root of the problem.
A cat’s skin is very porous. This means that the skin’s outer surface is very sensitive to irritants and other substances. When a cat rubs its face or gets its claws caught in a carpet or chair, it rubs its face or claws against the carpet or chair. Because the cat’s face and claws are very sensitive to irritants, this often causes a lot of damage to the skin.
This damage can cause a build up of dead skin cells, hair and dandruff. The build up of these substances can lead to infections, which are also very common in cats.
One of the most common causes of cat dandruff is flea infestation. Fleas love to feast on dead skin cells, fur or dandruff. When they bite your cat, fleas can transfer these substances from your cat to itself and to you.
What to do about cat dandruff
One of the easiest ways to treat cat dandruff is to give your cat a bath. Some people recommend shampooing your cat daily to keep the dandruff under control. This doesn’t always work, though.
Another way to treat cat dandruff is to use a dandruff shampoo. These are available over the counter and are relatively cheap. Some people also recommend that you use a conditioner after shampooing. This is to keep the dandruff from returning.
You can also use a medicated shampoo. These are available from your vet. In many cases, medicated shampoos can be used more than once a week. However, you should always check with your vet first to make sure it’s safe to use on your cat.
You should also try to keep your cat’s coat clean and groomed. This means combing your cat’s coat and brushing it regularly. This is important because dandruff can form on the fur where the cat is scratching.
If you think your cat has cat dandruff, you should take it to your vet. Some vets will give you a prescription that you can use to help treat your cat. Others may just advise you to keep an eye out for signs of dandruff and to use a medicated shampoo from time to time.
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