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I have 2 British Short Hair littermates called Bella and Cinders. Bella is pure black whereas Cindy is what they call black smoke. Both girls have a predominantly dry food diet of Royal Canin but do get a daily treat of sharing a tin of Pets At Home tuna. I spend 10 minutes a day brushing both girls - they adore their brushes The thing is, as I brush Bella, I find that she looks like she has dandruff. Cindy definitely doesn't have this problem, just Bella. Does anyone know what is causing this and how I can stop it?

Thanks
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what is the omega 6 or linoleic acid level on their food??
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Originally Posted by Pui Hang View Post
I have 2 British Short Hair littermates called Bella and Cinders. Bella is pure black whereas Cindy is what they call black smoke. Both girls have a predominantly dry food diet of Royal Canin but do get a daily treat of sharing a tin of Pets At Home tuna. I spend 10 minutes a day brushing both girls - they adore their brushes The thing is, as I brush Bella, I find that she looks like she has dandruff. Cindy definitely doesn't have this problem, just Bella. Does anyone know what is causing this and how I can stop it?

Thanks
Good question and I'll look for the answer since Bijou also has this on his back near tail. I feed him quality food so I'm not sure why he has this.
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Riley has this problem now in the winter. I'm hoping its just the cold dry air but have added a bit of fish back into his diet.
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Most dandruff is either not enough brushing( 10 minutes a day seems to be enough), or not enough fatty acids...

example of fatty acids and how it varies in each cat

five cats only one with dandruff all are shorthairs :

Slyvie the black one has it ... he likely would take 4% omega six and about 1% omega 3 to be rid of it but since the others are fine and he is healthy ( vet said blacks have it worse since we can easily see it ) I am not worrying about it
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My cat Oldie has a lot of dandruff and shedding in this year. I have been feeding him EVO Turkey & Chicken Formula dry food since he recovered from illness In August 2010. I have been brushing him and cleaning him with a wet towel every night. I once give him fish oil every day for 3 months. But I did not see improvement on him. I changed his food to Evo Herring and Salmon Dry a month ago. But I still see no improvement. The vet told me may be because of dry weather. But now is summer in TN. This area is humid now.  

 

Oldie is inside cat. He has no stress at all. But he weight 16.7 lbs. The vet told me that he should not weight more than 17 lbs.

 

Please give me advise. Should I change him different brand of food? Any recommendation?

 

Thank you!

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My cat Oldie has a lot of dandruff and shedding in this year. I have been feeding him EVO Turkey & Chicken Formula dry food since he recovered from illness In August 2010. I have been brushing him and cleaning him with a wet towel every night. I once give him fish oil every day for 3 months. But I did not see improvement on him. I changed his food to Evo Herring and Salmon Dry a month ago. But I still see no improvement. The vet told me may be because of dry weather. But now is summer in TN. This area is humid now.



Oldie is inside cat. He has no stress at all. But he weight 16.7 lbs. The vet told me that he should not weight more than 17 lbs.



Please give me advise. Should I change him different brand of food? Any recommendation?



Thank you!




I'd get him on a canned diet. Do it slowly, of course, and use a probiotic to help his digestion adjust. smile.gif
Edited by otto - 7/14/12 at 6:27am
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