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5 Ways to Keep Your Cat’s Fur Healthy

Kitties have very soft, pretty fur, and they are quite diligent about taking good care of it. Fluffy will spend hours every day carefully cleaning herself. However, those beauty sessions aren’t the only thing that affects how your cat’s coat looks. Other factors come into play as well. Here, a Dallas, GA vet lists some things you can do to keep your feline pal’s coat soft and shiny. 

Brush Fluffy 

Regularly brushing your feline friend will help get the dust, dirt, dander, and dead fur out of her coat. This will not only keep her looking good, it will also help reduce hairballs, which are no fun for either of you. (These beauty sessions are also great purr starters.) 

Offer Good Food

Proper nutrition has a huge effect on your kitty’s health and appearance. A good diet that contains lots of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as fatty acids, like Omega-3 oils, will go a long way towards keeping your furry little diva looking and feeling great. Ask your vet for specific nutritional advice, including serving sizes and suitable treats. 

Keep Up With Parasite Control 

Bites from fleas and other insects can make your feline companion miserably itchy, especially if she’s allergic to them. This can cause her to overgroom herself, which can lead to hair loss and bald spots. Keep up with your furry pal’s parasite control products!

Keep Kitty In

Fluffy definitely has an adventurous streak, but she will be much safer staying home. If Fluffy goes outside, she’s not only in danger from cars, predators, weather, and other hazards, she’s also more likely to get scratched up, bitten by insects, or to pick up dust or irritants. These things can all take a toll on your cute pet’s coat … as well as her overall health.

Veterinary Care

Medical issues can also affect the appearance of Fluffy’s fur. Make sure to take your feline buddy to the vet regularly. Keep in mind that cats often neglect their beauty routines when they don’t feel well. You’ll also want to make an appointment if you notice anything off about your kitty’s skin and fur. This includes redness, flaking, lesions, thin or dull fur, bald spots, or greasiness. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if ever we can be of assistance. As your Dallas, GA veterinary clinic, we’re here to help! 

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