What causes cat dandruff and how to treat it.

Posted by Edward Cruz on

 

Yes, there is a thing called cat dandruff. Felines maintain a beautiful, spotless fur. But occasionally, cats will develop dandruff too. Cat dandruff isn’t embarrassing like what humans have. They don’t even care. Dandruff is simply unattractive, although occasionally it can be an indicator of an underlying medical condition.

What causes cat dandruff?
Dandruff may be a sign of diabetes in cats. It is very common for diabetic cats to have dull, dry, flaky hair coats. Excessive thirst and urination, weigh loss despite a ravenous appetite and occasional weakness of the rear legs are the most common signs of diabetes. If your cat is showing these signs, take your cat to a vet to have a check-up if he or she has diabetes.

Another cause of dandruff is obesity. Cats that are too fat wouldn’t reach around and groom their backs properly.

But the most common cause of dandruff is simply the dry skin. Cats living in cold areas have a greater chance to develop flaky skin, most notably along the lower back.

Treatment
Treatment of cat dandruff depends on the cause. Dandruff is the least problem of a diabetic cat. The diabetes should be addressed immediately. As the diabetes is treated the dandruff usually goes away as well.

And for overweight cats, increased physical activity and proper diet should be given to them. The physical activity is easier to accomplish in dogs than it is in cats. The main focus in helping an overweight cat get back into shape is the diet. Prescription diets for cat weigh loss are meals with high-fiber/low-fat or the high-protein/low-carb meals.





 

 

 


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