Have you noticed that your cat is developing dandruff? Believe it or not, just like humans, cats can get dandruff. It’s kind of funny when you think about it, but most of us prefer to prevent cat scales from getting on carpet and furniture, especially when we have to deal with all the hair that’s already shed.
So why does a cat dandruff? A common reason for this is that your cat is overweight. While all that extra slack gets in the way, poor Snowflake has a hard time cleaning it all over, so the skin dries out and dandruff develops. Obviously the best way to solve this problem is to put your cat on a diet. Not only will it solve the dandruff problem, but your cat will be healthier and live a longer life.
Of course, this weight will not drop immediately, in the meantime, you will have to deal with the dandruff problem in another way. There are pet shampoos out there specifically for dandruff, so go ahead and get one of these at your local pet store. You always want to make sure that the shampoo is completely rinsed off, as leaving the shampoo on can irritate your cat’s skin. Also, make sure you don’t bathe the cat too often because cat skin produces natural oils and if it is washed constantly it can irritate your cat’s skin and actually contribute to dandruff.
Tea tree oil is another way to help with dandruff. This is beneficial for a variety of skin conditions other than dandruff, and an added benefit is relief from any itchiness your cat may have.