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Excess dandruff on cat

duttypaws
November 19th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Poppy has extra dandruff on her back this week.... im wondering if its the baytril (50mg) shes been on for 2 weeks to clean up her stinky ear?.... would brushing help or make it worse!

NoahGrey
November 19th, 2008, 03:32 PM
She might have dry skin

babymomma
November 19th, 2008, 03:35 PM
She might have dry skin

I always thought thats waaht dandruff was:shrug: lol..:o

NoahGrey
November 20th, 2008, 01:25 PM
I always thought thats waaht dandruff was:shrug: lol..:o


*L* yeah yeah...hey some people just don't know *L*

ACO22

duttypaws
November 20th, 2008, 01:35 PM
she's erm.. big boned so washing her back is a problem... so its a bit flaky... i gave her some olive oil today... will see if its helps her skin any..

AmericanBullMom
November 20th, 2008, 01:39 PM
It might make her hair kinda of greasy, but could you use like a mild lotion on her?
Like the Aveeno lotion that has no smell. Its the oatmeal lotion.

growler~GateKeeper
November 21st, 2008, 02:02 AM
Please don't put any lotion on the skin of any animal, they or another animal will just lick it off and injest those chemicals. That would just be a temporary fix for it anyways :shrug:

The best treatment for dry skin is feeding a raw diet or a high quality canned food, supplementing with Salmon oil (http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/benefits/benefits.html) or Omega 3's.

The meds might be affecting the skin as it clears the immune system. As for brushing that will help to release the natural oils in the skin to hydrate itself, you will likely see more flakes for a little while when brushing though as the dry skin sheds the last of the flakes.

duttypaws
November 21st, 2008, 11:56 AM
Please don't put any lotion on the skin of any animal, they or another animal will just lick it off and injest those chemicals. That would just be a temporary fix for it anyways :shrug:

The best treatment for dry skin is feeding a raw diet or a high quality canned food, supplementing with Salmon oil (http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/benefits/benefits.html) or Omega 3's.

The meds might be affecting the skin as it clears the immune system. As for brushing that will help to release the natural oils in the skin to hydrate itself, you will likely see more flakes for a little while when brushing though as the dry skin sheds the last of the flakes.

im just brushing her as usual.... and giving her the good cat food :) hopefully will clear it up!

NoahGrey
November 21st, 2008, 12:16 PM
Please don't put any lotion on the skin of any animal, they or another animal will just lick it off and injest those chemicals.

Well said Growler. And Always check with your vet first before giving/putting something on your pet.

Putting the Aveeno Lotion on him, could cause more problems for your pet.

ACO22

growler~GateKeeper
November 22nd, 2008, 01:30 AM
I should have also mentioned that any one of the ingredients in any lotion could cause an allergic reaction or irritated any broken or sore skin. Plus something in the lotions even if it's a natural or herbal ingredient could be toxic to the animal.


im just brushing her as usual.... and giving her the good cat food :) hopefully will clear it up!

Brushing will be good to release the natural oils in the skin :thumbs up

If she has any other symptom out of the ordinary while taking the baytril consult the vet. If she still has excessively flaky skin a few days after the meds are finished then you would want to consult the vet. :)

duttypaws
November 22nd, 2008, 09:42 AM
I should have also mentioned that any one of the ingredients in any lotion could cause an allergic reaction or irritated any broken or sore skin. Plus something in the lotions even if it's a natural or herbal ingredient could be toxic to the animal.




Brushing will be good to release the natural oils in the skin :thumbs up

If she has any other symptom out of the ordinary while taking the baytril consult the vet. If she still has excessively flaky skin a few days after the meds are finished then you would want to consult the vet. :)

well teh central heating has came on too so they are both a little hotter than usual... its eased off a little today so im putting it down to the antibiotics...
plus shes too round to clean her back... (shes on a diet but well it takes time!)