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care for and older cat

post #1 of 11
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sandy my mom's cat is 14 yrs old a little bit over weight and is having problems with really bad mats on her back half and has dandruff really bad but any time i try to brush her she meows loudly and complains when we touche her hip where she had an absess a few yrs ago what should i do to keep the mats and dandruff down? .............oh and she is a short hair
post #2 of 11
What does she eat??

when was her last senior blood panel done and what were the results
post #3 of 11
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idk i think the last time she was to the vet was when she had the absess
and that was about 5 yrs ago
she eats 9 lives or special kitty which ever is cheaper for my mom to buy
post #4 of 11
ONE IMPORTANT ... the cat NEED S a SENIOR blood panel...

Two kitty is eating VERY IMHO LOW quality...

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...+grocery+foods
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
what would you sugest
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
and how can i keep the mats down so i don't have to brush her 3 -4 times a day
post #7 of 11
a furminator would like help... but I get good results with a cat comb( about 6$ at a pet store )
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
ok and what kinda food do you sugest we try
post #9 of 11
what is your moms budget??

does the cat eat wet and dry??
post #10 of 11
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she doesn't want to spend more than $20 every two weeks for cat food
and she eats dry but realy likes wet and dry mixed together
post #11 of 11
Can your MOM get to a pet store??

If so

Nutro
Natural balance
Solid gold
Innova
Eagle pack
Evangers
Wellness
Merrick

are all good foods... that many are around a 1$ a can ... big cans lasted me one and half days for a 10-14lb cat ... and usually are 1.29-1.50
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