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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:37 PM
t.pettet t.pettet is offline
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dry food for persian cat

2 yr. old part persian is constantly getting matted clumps on sides and under chin. Was on royal canin but made no significant difference in her coat. She gets combed/brushed almost daily and is an inside kitty. Any suggestions re: dry food appreciated.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:21 PM
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There is no food that will keep her coat from matting. Persians are extremely high maintenence, needing constant grooming and brushing. The only other option is shaving.

Royal Canin is not good food, IMO. I would put her on something better, preferably canned.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 11:30 PM
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dry food

This persian is one of my customers and obviously her people aren't doing a very good job of brushing but I hate to clip her down - she has to be sedated, looks terrible and the whole process stresses her out so was hoping I could recommend a dry food with omega 3s to help with her fly-away, matted coat. The owners don't like to feed her the canned as she tends to get diarrhea. Any suggestions?
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Old March 18th, 2006, 11:36 PM
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What about just an omega-3 supplement or fish oil supplement? I'm not sure it will help with the mats, but if what you're looking for is omega-3, that might be the easiest way of getting it into the cat...
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Old March 19th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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This cat's owners need to know there is no magic forumula to keeping mats away, except working at it.

I agree with you that shaving is not an acceptable option, but for people who get Persians and are too lazy to groom them properly it's often the only answer. At least it alleviates the discomfort the poor cat feels.

Without exception, every Persian/Himi that we get in our rescue is a matted mess, often to the point that the cat cannot move at all!!
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Old March 31st, 2006, 08:52 AM
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If you find a good dry food I'd like to know too. I have two long haired cats and give them both Royal Canin Persian Dry and Eagle Pack Holistic canned.

As for the Royal Canin, I've seen some posts here on the forum that it's not a good food. Why I wonder? Because of the corn content in it? I like it because of the fibre added to help control the hairballs (and my older cat has constipation too). I bought the holistic dry food from Loblaws. They eat some of it but don't like it as much as Royal Canin. However, it doen't have any fibre stuff in it. With Royal Canin Dry I noticed the first ingredient is Chicken but for the Holistic Blend stuff the first ingredient is Chicken meal. I would think the one that has chicken as the first ingredient would be better regardless of having corn it it. BTW, none of my cats seem to be bothered by the corn.
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