hi there... i have persian cats and i noticed there are white flakes...looks like dandruff in their hair !!!...is thid some kind of disease or parasite or something?!...hope u can help me
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7/27/05 at 11:34am
Originally Posted by Hell603
Dandruff can also be a symptom of an allergy that needs to be recognized and eliminated from the catâ€™s environment or diet. Rarely, dandruff can be a symptom of a more serious disease such as kidney, liver or thyroid disease. Have them checked out by a veterinarian to rule out any serious problems and then try some of these suggestions :
-feed a quality commercial food
-add oils to their diet. Fish body oils (not cod liver oil) and flax seed oils add lots of essential fatty acids which will quickly show up as sleek fur. Adding about a Â½ teaspoon at each meal is usually sufficient.
-Brushing frequently also helps a lot. At first youâ€™ll probably notice more dandruff as you brush because youâ€™ll be pulling it off the skin to the surface. But after a few days, the dandruff will be lessened and may even disappear
Hope this helps...