Safe Natural Treatments
For Getting Rid of Cat Dandruff
not unusual for cats to have some cat dandruff over the course
of their lives. Sometimes it is brought on by a food or
pollen allergy. Other times it can be a case of poor cat
nutrition. However, 9 out of every 10 cats vets see with a
case of cat dandruff results from a mite infestation, especially
If you see a piece of cat dandruff 'walking' around your cat's
fur he has Chyletiella mites. These mites have been called "walking
dandruff" and you can see them with if you look closely at your
cat's skin. Its fairly easy to treat fur mites, but you have
to take a whole-house approach. All pets must be treated,
bedding thoroughly washed, rugs and upholstery vacuumed rigorously.
Whether you have a dog or a cat, early diagnosis and treatment will help to ensure that the condition does not become more serious.
Fur mites are extremely contagious and spread rapidly throughout the
household. In more advanced infections your can will scratch
himself until he has patches of fur missing. He may even scratch
himself until he tears his skin.
In the past, vets treated fur mites with harsh chemical baths
using pyrethrin, but this often which may cause a number of
unwanted side effects including burning of the already sore
skin. Today, you have natural alternatives to use without the
extreme side effects.
Get Rid Of Cat Dandruff For Good
Dog Owners! Ivermectin is commonly used
to treat mange mites however; it can be fatal to certain breeds
and should not be used in Collies and other canine herding
breeds to treat mites. Choose a proven natural homeopathic
Its important that you have your vet check out your cat's condition.
Often skin problems are a symptom of an underlying medical condition
like feline diabetes. However, if she confirms your cat has
fur mites she will probably recommend a flea and mite program like
Revolution or Advantage. These products are great for getting
rid of fur mites and fleas, but your cat's skin and immune system
will need some help too.
More tips to beautiful cats...
Gradually add a teaspoon or two of olive oil to his
food a couple of times a week to help improve his coat and
skin by stimulating natural oils.
Don't make drastic changes to your cat's diet as this may
cause an imbalance of natural oils and consequently a dry,
Thoroughly dry your cat after bathing, as shampoo residue
can dry on his skin and cause flaky skin, itching, and
Brush your pet regularly, but GENTLY, to loosen dry skin
cells and dandruff.