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Old 07-15-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I have noticed this on Kitty since we brought him home. It is for the most part near his tail on his back. I just gave him a nice b rushing and I guess it loosened it up and there seems to be a lot.

Is there something you normally do about this or just let it be?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Same probem here. Our vet suggested brushing and salmon oil. Furries love the brushing and refuse the oil.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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I have noticed this on Kitty since we brought him home. It is for the most part near his tail on his back. I just gave him a nice b rushing and I guess it loosened it up and there seems to be a lot.

Is there something you normally do about this or just let it be?
Get him on a good CANNED FOOD and stop all dry kibble. Kibble doesn't contain enough oils and fats to keep many cat's skins soft and healthy.

Since you will soon be taking him to the vet for shots and neutering, have the vet take a look to make sure it's not mange.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: the wrong side of the tracks Richmond, VA
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I give mine high quality fish oil mixed in with their food if they are really dry and use emu oil on any especially dry patches (like between the shoulder blades where my rescue cat was flea treated with bad flea treatments). I HIGHLY recommend emu oil (just make sure you buy the good quality stuff, I get mine from the piercing supply place I order my jewelry from as I use it on myself to keep my stretched ears supple and soft as well as free from infection), it's amazing stuff and totally safe for cats as long as you get it from a trusted supplier.

I am with catsmom, a high quality canned food should help cut down on some of the flakiness.
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