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Pet Peeves: Kitty's Got Dandruff

Pet Peeves: Kitty's Got Dandruff

Q: I notice flakes when I brush my beautiful black Persian – what should I do?


A: Don't you just wish they made Head and Shoulders for cats?! Well, actually I'm not even positive they still make it for people but those commercials sure stuck in my head ("You're head and shoulders above the rest!"). All joking aside, before I talk about treatment I want to make sure that you don't also notice scabs or crusting on your kitties' fur because that can be a sign of insufficient fat in her diet or a more serious skin condition.

Vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids are essential to healthy coats in dogs and cats. Checking a label for these nutrients is the first step, and the next is offering supplements that can improve the metabolism of fats in the skin's tissue. Find out what simple adjustment you can make your pet's diet when you read more.

I recommend a fish-oil supplement (made for pets obviously). There are different dosages for dogs or cats – for picky pets, pick up a package of Yummy Chummiesto give some omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to dogs or for cats, too.

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