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Cat Skin Disorders:
These sort of feline health issues can often be very frustrating and cause many problems for both the cat and for the owner.
In my opinion, many skin disorders are associated with poor nutrition. Just as in humans, a cat’s skin is a major organ of removal. It is often the first place that a health problem will show up, as the body tries to eliminate toxic elements.
The more back to nature we can feed our cats, the healthier they will always be. Therefore, instead of buying one of those generic brands of commercial cat food, think about changing for a better quality food. Although it may cost you more initially, it will save you money in the long run in veterinary bills.
You may give food supplements which contain fish oil which have been useful in resolving cat dandruff. Fish oil can also be added to your cat’s diet by feeding canned tuna – because it is full of Omega 3 fatty acids that can strengthen the fur in about a week.
But again, it is better to feed a “whole” than just a part such as fish oil – which is just an extract of something.
Here is some information on some of the cat skin problems that can happen.
Feline allergies can be the cause of a lot of skin problems in cats. An allergy can be triggered by household cleaners, pollen, diet and other sources. If you cat is displaying any symptoms of allergies, you would be wise to use only organic, non-toxic cleaning products around the home (this is so good for your human family too!)
Often allergies in cats are very difficult to find the cause of, I have some more information here: Feline Allergy
The cat may also be harboring some little passengers, such as ticks and fleas. These can cause skin problems that range from mild to extremely itchy and/or painful.
You should make a point of checking your cat’s skin regularly for parasites. Do this using a soft brush or comb, separate the hair in different places over your cat’s body, and view right down on the skin.
Look for anything moving (eeeeeew) that does not belong. Also check for any small red marks where there has been a bite, and little dark spots which are most likely flea dirt.
Weather Can Affect Cat Skin
Cold weather can dry out the cat’s pores and skin. As can hot weather. An indoors cat over the winter can dry her skin out by sleeping close to a fire or heater.
Diabetes And Dry Skin
Dry skin in cats frequently occurs among cats with diabetes. Research tells us that one in two hundred cats have what’s known as diabetes mellitus (DM).
If the cat’s skin care problem continues after you have ruled out all of the above, and your are unable to find and eliminate the cause – it is best to seek the help of a professional. There may be a deeper health issue that needs addressing.
Feline skin care problems like cat dandruff and cat allergies should be taken cared off immediately just before it gets worse. Suitable hygiene, a great, healthy diet along with grooming are the best ways to keep the skin in top shape.
Recommended natural treatment here: Cat Skin and Coat Tonic