The last thing you expect from your furry little friend is a blizzard of flaky skin. Dog dandruff. Cat dandruff.....Now what should a caring pet owner do? "Pet dandruff looks like a really bad case of people dandruff - you can easily see it with most animals," says Nancy Scanlan, D.V.M., a veterinarian in private practice in California.
While occasionally dog dandruff and cat dandruff can indicate a serious health problem, like allergies, parasites, or skin infections, more often it occurs when skin cells naturally proliferate -- They form, die and then flake off -- at an accelerated rate.
Have you ever considered giving your cat a bath? Your dog and cat both require a certain amount of maintenance to keep them happy and healthy. While most cats are self-sufficient, all cats could use a little boost in the bathing department. When it comes to cat care, very few cat owners think to give their cat a bath. A bath can help get rid of excess fur during the shedding season.
Cats and water are not two elements that normally combine well. With only a few certain breeds and individuals that are an exception to the rule, most cats will balk at the first sign of an impending bath. However, bathing is an important routine that you should get your cat acquainted with as young as possible. Some cats will never really need a bath, but for those pet owners, who have allergies, bathing your cat can reduce your allergy symptoms. There are times that a cat may actually need a bath like for instance if your cat falls into the toilet, has a flea problem or if your cat gets into a fight with a skunk and loses.
Are you considering a long-hair kitten? Although grooming is vital to good health for all cats, it is especially so for long haired ones. Consider the coat of the cat. It is really both the fur and skin together. So, you cannot have a healthy coat unless both the skin and fur are healthy.
Cats are very clean animals. They devote a large portion of their day bathing themselves by licking their paws and face, because they want to stay clean. However, there are many cat owners who don't even consider grooming their cat.
If you are a cat owner, you are probably fully aware of the fact that most cats absolutely hate water. Nonetheless, there may be times when bathing your cat is necessary. Not only do baths keep your cat clean, they may also be needed to remove fleas from your furry friend. While bathing a cat isn t always easy, it is possible with most cats if you follow these tips.