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.