Does Great Catsby keep scratching, biting or chewing his skin and paws? Or have you noticed excessive shedding or dull, greasy or flaky patches on the skin?
There are a number of elements that may be causing your fur baby’s lacklustre coat.
The most obvious culprits are poor nutrition, lack of grooming and environmental irritants. But did you know it could also be due to anxiety? Certain foods and grooming products can also irritate the skin and cause an allergic reaction.
Also, watch for hair loss caused by ringworm (fungus) – the most common contagious skin infection in cats. It can infect the skin, hair and nails. Oh, and fleas, of course!
The good news is you can treat many common skin conditions with veterinary-tailored meds and nutritional supplements packed with nature’s goodness.
Improving nutrition, especially with omega fatty acids, will help to keep skin healthy and help makeMeowly Cyrus shine! For example, Feline Omegaderm from Vetalogica, vetalogica.com.au, is powered by omega oils, zinc and antioxidants to help replenish skin oils for cats with dry, flaky skin.
For advice on managing your cat’s skin and coat health, consult your vet and check out felinefriendlycare.com.