A cat with a shinny and silky coat is a delight to watch and pet. But it’s not only a beauty trait, cat’s fur has many other functions: it helps your cat providing sensory information, it protects them from heat, cold, rain or wind and they use it to generate vital nutrients like vitamin D.
Cats are good keeping their fur clean. They invest lots of time in this task. But you can also give them a hand. There are ways you could help your cat with his/her fur:
- Good nutrition: a healthy diet rich in protein and healthy fats will definitely keep your cat’s fur in good shape. If you suspect diet could be a problem you should talk to your regular vet and switch to premium cat food. There are many options in the market. Older cats might need an extra dose of Omega 3. Your vet can recommend brands. It should be added to their regular diet.
- Grooming: take the time to brush and take good care of your cat’s coat. The effort will depend on your cat’s age and fur. Long haired cats need more frequent sessions. Older cats may be overweight or have arthritis, which will prevent them from cleaning themselves properly. Your should make sure they get a good brushing session daily.
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