Dandruff in cats

Did you know that cats could also have dandruff – it is crucial to understand the difference between the dander and dandruff, though. While dander is a normal and healthy shedding of skin cells, dandruff is grey and white skin flakes which cause itchiness and dryness. 

Additionally, the following symptoms may occur:

  • Itching and loss of fur
  • Increased frequency of grooming
  • Redness or other changes to the skin
  • Changes in appetite or water consumption, or even vomiting
  • Changes in behavior

There are various reasons why dandruff develops in cats such as obesity, dehydration, skin allergies, health conditions like arthritis and pancreatitis, bacterial or fungal skin infections undercoat buildup, etc.  Therefore, you should contact your veterinarian to evaluate the cat and identify the reason because the treatment depends on the cause of dandruff.  For example, if the reason is undercoat buildup, then you should groom your pet regularly using a brush or a comb – it keeps the hair free from dirt, loose hairs, parasites and dead skin cells. You may use our tips from the blog article How to bathe your cat or head to the professional groomer.

If the dandruff is caused by some skin infections, the treatment plan may include oral or topical antibacterial and antifungal therapies.  For example, Sanocyn forte Skin Solution is a perfect product for these issues. The Solution effectively removes unwanted fungi, bacteria and viruses, while being alcohol-free and pH neutral. Thus, it does not sting and burn. It is based on hypochlorous acid (HOCl), which is very well tolerated by pets and suitable for daily use.

Usually, you should not be concerned about small amounts of dandruff – in most cases the condition can be improved with minor changes in your daily routine. However, to eliminate the chance of serious diseases, contact your vet.

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