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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by AZ<3Me View Post
i feed my alien raw food and now i wonder what can make his coat better
A breeder I know says her cats often take 18 months - 2 years to get a full coat.
post #32 of 44
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thank you! i can say the same thing about Nikita The Sofa Diver

i feed my alien raw food and now i wonder what can make his coat better... i give him vitamins but maybe some kind of oil can be more effective?
Does he have poor coat quality or is there just little coat? If he's got just a little coat and isn't fully coated no oil in the world can make it better. It can take years for some Devons to develop full coats. Some never do.

If he's got poor coat quality some fish oil (fish body oil, not fish liver oil) might do the trick.
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by Sol View Post
Does he have poor coat quality or is there just little coat? If he's got just a little coat and isn't fully coated no oil in the world can make it better. It can take years for some Devons to develop full coats. Some never do.

If he's got poor coat quality some fish oil (fish body oil, not fish liver oil) might do the trick.
he is fully coated, no patches. the problem is a poor coat quality. will try fish oil thank you for advice! but what is the dose per kg?
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by AZ<3Me View Post
he is fully coated, no patches. the problem is a poor coat quality. will try fish oil thank you for advice! but what is the dose per kg?
The dose depend on brand. If you buy fish oil in a pet store the dosage should be specified on the bottle.
post #35 of 44
What kind of food are you feeding and what are you washing him with? Also you know you do not blow dry a rex - it frizzes the coat and drys it out.
post #36 of 44
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i have a similar prob with Murfie, she is only just really starting to get her coat but it seems quite dry. ive never had a devon before so i dont actually know what they're coat is meant to feel like. her legs are all silky but the rest of her is dry. she is due for a bath though so maybe that's it...i bath her with Fido's brand puppy and kitten soap free shampoo as i used to be a dog groomer and find that it leaves the fur feeling nice (on dogs at least) and smells great!
and before anyone asks what i feed her (which im sure was coming!) she gets either Iams or Royal Canin biscuits, i give her a mix as she gets bored with just one and the Iams was given to me. and the wet food is a mix again of fancy feast and pretty much anything i can find that isnt fishy as she hates it!
post #37 of 44
Doesn't Murfie wear a jumper, or am I thinking of someone else's pics? If she does, that will interfear with getting her coat.

Fish oil will help with her coat feeling softer, I use Natures Own - just prick the capsule and drip onto the food mine like the taste so I don't bother to mix it in.
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
What kind of food are you feeding and what are you washing him with? Also you know you do not blow dry a rex - it frizzes the coat and drys it out.
it is a meat mix (meat+rice(1/3)+calcium) plus he gets multivitamins daily
he is not a fan of dairy products may eat a bit of cottage cheese or yogurt but doesnt like it much.
i dont wash him often, 2-3 times/year maybe.. but yes i used to blow dry him because it was a winter and i was afraid that he might get cold :/ i use some herbal shampoo for cats with sensitive skin

Murfie,
that dry coat that your devon has is a kitten fur, it will shed soon, don't worry.

the problem with Givi's fur is that it is soft, but dry at the same time, it doesnt shine and looks fuzzy.

starting giving him a fish oil today
post #39 of 44
Are you feeding your own homemade mixture or a company mix? My rexes were raised on Iams (before they changed their formula) and were healthy cats with excellant coats.
post #40 of 44
yes it is a homemade food. the thing is he is extremely allergic to any cat food which is sold here
his health is perfect, he is very active the only problem is fuzzy coat :/
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
Doesn't Murfie wear a jumper, or am I thinking of someone else's pics? If she does, that will interfear with getting her coat.

Fish oil will help with her coat feeling softer, I use Natures Own - just prick the capsule and drip onto the food mine like the taste so I don't bother to mix it in.
She has a little shirt i put on her just to take photos in, she doesnt wear it regularly
post #42 of 44
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She has a little shirt i put on her just to take photos in, she doesnt wear it regularly
Okay Don't forget weather plays a part, with all the warmth I know many Devons are no where near their usual coat.
post #43 of 44
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well its quite cold here at the moment so i guess that could be why she feels so dry. as ive mentioned ive never had a devon so i have no idea what they're meant to feel like....she could be perfectly normal for all i know lol
post #44 of 44
Devons are not as soft and velvet feeling as a Cornish is cause the Devons do have some guard hairs. I would guess you could describe it as velvet but with a little more hard texture. Not sure if that helps. It shouldn't be really dry feeling tho.
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