Originally Posted by pitt_transplant
I also wondered if I could rub olive oil into his dry skin after removing a hair mat. Will that help and soak in or just get stick and nasty?
I would have thought olive oil + cat skin = bad move.
Why not try an essential oil that can be used straight such as a drop of lavender (they soak in more readily than heavier oils such as olive) or a good dab of pure aloe vera. Or you could go really
nuts and mix a drop of lavender in with the aloe vera....
Is the dryness all year round or is it worse now in the winter because the heat's on? Bit of salmon/fish oil in his food would probably help skin too I'd have thought.
We've also got a Maine Coon mix who just HATES
being groomed. I've found the easiest was to just use a fine plastic men's comb (most everything else I've tried pulled) but I can only do tiny bits of him at a time. Fortunately, he's rather persnickety about his coat - which is unbelievably fine, baby soft and always smells good - a trick I'd appreciate him passing on to the dogs
ETA: would a rake not break the fur