Cat’s Fur: Problems and Grooming
Neglecting to brush your kitty’s coat can lead to painful
tangles and a bellyful of hair. You’ll know if your cat is suffering from
hairballs when he coughs them up onto the floor or expels them in his feces.
If, despite regular brushing, your cat continues to suffer from hairballs,
there are several remedies available. Please ask your vet to recommend a
A healthy cat grooms himself regularly and fastidiously.
However, if your cat obsessively licks certain parts of his body, giving
himself bald spots and sores, please bring him in for a veterinary exam. The
cause might be fleas, an allergy or stress that can be resolved by
altering something in your cat’s environment.
Many hair and skin problems can be linked to a poor-possibly
allergy-causing-diet. A nutritionally complete food that is appropriate for
your cat’s age and the amount of exercise she does, plenty of fresh water and
not too many treats should bring a glow to her skin and coat. Check with your
vet to help determine the right food and optimum feeding schedule for your