All animals have a constant process of renewal and regeneration on the skin. In this case, the upper layers of the epidermis die off and exfoliate. Therefore, a small amount of dandruff on a cat’s coat is normal. However, if the animal’s coat is covered with an excess of dead skin particles, then this may already be a sign of a pathological process.
Dandruff can affect any part of a cat’s skin. However, most often dandruff appears on the back of a cat at the base of the tail. Let’s see why dandruff appears on the back of a cat and what needs to be done to get rid of it.
How to get rid of dandruff in a cat?
Dandruff in a cat can appear for several reasons. If the air in the room where your pet is kept is dry, then this can adversely affect the condition of the animal’s skin and coat: it becomes dry and dense. It is on such skin that dandruff can appear.
Excessive fullness often leads to the formation of dandruff in a cat on the back near the tail. After all, it is difficult for a cat that is too fat to lick itself in this part of the body. If your cat is sick, many medications have the side effect of drying out the skin, which also contributes to dandruff. An allergy in the form of dandruff can also occur when certain detergents or cosmetics are used in the care of a cat.
Dandruff in a cat can appear if she has mites or fleas. Various bacterial infections also cause dandruff in cats.
In order to prevent the occurrence of dandruff in a cat during the dry season, it is necessary to humidify the air in the room. In addition, clean water must always be available to the animal. This is especially important for those cats that are fed dry food.
When bathing, you should not use too hot water, which evaporates faster from the body of the animal. Regularly prevent obesity and treat your cat for parasites.
If you still notice an excessive amount of dandruff on your cat’s back, then you need to contact a veterinarian who will prescribe the necessary treatment. For this, specially designed therapeutic shampoos are used.
You should change the cat’s diet, excluding fatty foods from it, as well as sweets. It is necessary to comb the cat regularly, which is especially important for long-haired animals.