I have been reading some old threads on dandruff and I am starting to get a little worried!!! My baby Buttons (7 yrs.) has dandruff. One of the threads said this can be linked to diabetes. Well, Buttons is very over weight - she only weighs 12 pounds but she has a very small frame. I know in humans that diabetes and weight are linked together, is it the same for cats? Also, I only bathe her twice a year so I know it is not from bathing. The vet noticed it during her yearly but he only suggested giving her some fattier food. I am cautious of doing that though because of her weight (she can't even clean her tooshie because she is so fat - the other cats try to do it for her though)! The other threads said dandruff can be a sign of severe medical conditions and she has had dandruff for about 2 years now. Should I have a blood panel done even though the vet didn't suggest it?
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8/8/01 at 1:09pm