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Old 11-13-2011, 08:10 AM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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On the dog forum there is talk about giving olive oil or fish oil capsules to help with dandruff. Can the same thing work for cats?
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:32 AM
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Yep. You want Salmon oil, Omega 3, specifically. Pierce the capsule and squeeze the oil onto the cat's food. I have only one who will eat the fish oil, but she's the one who needs it most, so I am glad she likes it. She gets it every other day.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:15 AM
Location: In a cat house! ;)
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Once we went to feeding a grain free all wet diet...no more dandruff. I also add a little water to their wet food.
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:56 PM
Location: Monadnock region
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yep, I give mine a fishoil pill every day. didn't want to squirt it on the food because the other cat was fish sensitive, and he's remarkably good at taking pills. He has no problem taking that big ol' fish oil pill. his skin now is beautiful, no flaky at all.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:52 AM
Location: Virginia
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I have one that I got fish oil for - for the same reason. They say start with a small amount and work up to the full amount that you want to give to avoid any digestive upset. I never got that far. My picky eaters could detect one single drop in half a can of food and would refuse it I got the unflavored oil too!
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:34 PM
Location: Woodbridge
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Is your cat eating a dry or wet diet? OUr cat had terrible flaking when he was on dry food. We switched to wet food and the problem has disappeared and he looks great.
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