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5 Tips for Cat skin care



Good skin and a shiny coat are a reflection of a cat’s good health. If your cat is receiving all the desired nutrients in the right amount; there is a rare chance for it to have a skin issue. You can contribute towards ensuring your cat’s good skin and coat by following these important cat’ skincare tips. Read on:


Important tips for cat skin care:


Good Diet


A healthy diet loaded with all the essential nutrients plays an important role in improving a cat’s overall health. The key nutrients responsible for good skin and coat are protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals.  Lack of good quality protein in a cat’s diet can result in dry and weak hair. Add animal-based protein to the cat’s diet as it contains all the essential amino acids required for the cat’s best health. Another important nutrient i.e., Fats gets incorporated into skin cells as fatty acids that are responsible for maintaining a cat’s skin and coat condition. If you give your cat the right types and amounts of these nutrients then the result will be very well visible in the form of clear skin as well as smooth and glossy hair.


Use of supplements


A cat fed with a balanced diet receives all the desired nutrients in the right ratio via food itself. However, you can opt for introducing supplements to your feline in case you notice flaky skin or dry coat. Supplements with essential fatty acids can help overcome dry and flaky skin but don’t overdo it. Fish oil supplements can prove beneficial for itchy skin owing to their anti-inflammatory properties. However, it’s always advised to start supplement intake only after proper vet consultation so that you give your cat the right supplement in the right dosage.


Flea prevention


Most pet parents visit our clinic to find remedies for their cat’s itchy skin. The main reason for this incessant itching is flea or flea allergies which further lead to wounds and partial baldness. So, take all preventive measures at your end. Further, always go for vet-recommended preventives rather than experimenting on your own. This is because a cat’s skin is highly sensitive and thus not every product can prove as beneficial.  Also, home remedies too are a big no for the same reason.


Regular Grooming


Regularly brushing and combing the cat can help remove dirt, debris, fleas and other parasites from cat’s fur. It also helps prevent mats from developing. Brushing the cat’s coat stimulates circulation which eventually helps in evenly distributing the natural oils throughout its skin resulting in shinier appearance.


Bathe your cat with the right shampoo


Cats rarely require bathing as they self-groom. But at times the cat might be dirty enough to need a good bath but here you must use a shampoo that’s specifically meant for cats. If the cat has any skin allergy then bathe it regularly with a vet-recommended medicated shampoo. Most cats are highly non-cooperative when it comes to bathing in which case you can simply wipe the cat with a cool, damp rag to remove airborne allergens like mold spores, dust mites, etc.


We hope that the above-mentioned cat skin care tips prove useful in improving your cat’s skin condition. In case your cat has any skin allergies then you can consult the best veterinarians at MaxPetZ who would guide you with the right diet and medication for quick results.


Call 8448449955, to book your consultation.

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