4.13.2007

I think I need some of this....


I hate to admit it but I think I have a little bit of a dander problem. You know how I like my bum scritches? Well it tends to get my dander up and then I have the most embarassing flakes. I want to make sure that I'm flake free for the the wedding which is in a few weeks (May 5th). This is so embarassing, the only reason I'm putting it out there is because I figure some of you might have some good advice? I'm getting brushed everyday and I eat a very high fat food so my fur is really silky.

24 comments:

Riley & Tiki said...

I have the same problem. My humans tried giving me raw egg, vegetable oil, and bacon grease (not all at once.) I threw them all up. Now I get a "McDonald's double cheeseburger only ketchup" once a week. No more dandruff and I don't throw up. Probably not something a kitty should eat though.

Kesey

P.S. They also switched me to a food that has fish oil in it which seems to be helping too.

The Meezer Gang said...

hmmmm...that may dry you out even more, Latte. You may want to consider a dietary change.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

But the three of us eat the same very nutritious no grain high protein/fat (Innova Evo) food and I'm the only one with the dander. I'm thinking maybe its just been a really dry winter or something.

Latte

Gemini said...

You could just have different needs than the other cats. Not every cat or every human can eat the same diet. Momma says she gets sick if she tries to eat vegetarian (YUCK!) but lots of people do great on such a diet.

You might need more good fats. Even Riley and Tiki's solution added fats to their diet--although probably not the bestest fats!

Daisy said...

Hmmm, I have never had dander-uff. Just don't wear black to the wedding and you should be fine.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

But Daisy, my tux is black! Oh no, what am I going to do?

said...

Prinnie has a pimple problem but I was not supposed to tell anyone, oops.

~Caesar

Kelly Cat said...

I haven't tried this but have read good things about "Vitality Mix". It consists of:

1 cup bran (oat or wheat)
1 cup brewers or nutritional yeast- they say cats love the taste of it even by itself
1 cup lecithin
1/4 cup bone meal

Lots more info here, starting at #7:

http://community.netscape.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=printDiscussion&webtag=ws-catlovers&tid=510&redirCnt=1

Kelly Cat said...

One more link:

http://community.compuserve.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=6&nav=messages&webtag=ws-catlovers&tid=495&redirCnt=1

Hope this helps! Hate for you to have to avoid wearing a black tux!

Junior said...

Well, I don't have any suggestions...but I will keep you in my thoghts for getting this cleared up....especially before the wedding!

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

I have this problem, too! And it's just lately. I think the weather is playing a big role in this problem. It's been such a dry winter in NW Arkansas. Maybe we should use and Aveda Scalp Treatment! Mommy loves them!

Tara said...

Maybe the weather will change before the wedding, and you won't have a dandruff problem.
Tara

Derby said...

You may need to hit the spa for the full fur treatment.

brandi said...

Shhh. I'm having the same problem, and I am NOT a meezer. Someone said it is the change in weather. I think it is embarrassing. But that someone said to increase oil in the diet. Did someone say "tunaoil"?

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Oh, tuna oil is a great idea. My Mommy only buys tuna in water but I bet she goes out now and buys tuna in oil, just for me! I'm not a meezer either, I'm a ginger tabby boy.

Boy said...

Hmm...I'm not too sure about the dander thingey, but that shampoo is what mine Mummy uses!
So I guess you'll end up having hair wike mine Mummy (which I don't advice!!)
I think tuna oil or whatever fish's oil might be much better idea!

Skeeter & LC said...

You shouldn't have to worry about any little dander problems. We mean, you won't be wearing black to a wedding, after all!

Your silky fur will be just perfect!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Latte, I have the same problem too. Mom tried to give me a fish oil supplement, but I don't like anything wet on my dry food. That's probably my problem, but so be it. Jake likes the fish oil stuff, but his fur was already soft and silky before he started getting it.

~Bathsheba

Dragonheart said...

Latte, I hate to say this, but a bath might help! My mom says that the Meezer she had growing up would get heavy dander in winter and spring, and the only thing that really helped was a bath.

There are some good oil supplements out there that you might want to try. I don't know if it is available in the U.S. but Petvital Derm Caps are very good. My vet recommends them for dry skin (I had some flaky skin on my tail over the winter.) Maybe ask your vet what would work for you?

Good luck!

GARGOLAS said...

Jeje!

Saluditos felinos.

Cheysuli said...

Hello Latte. I saw that I myself could comment on Kaze's blog and thought I would come say hello!

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

maybe your mama could add fish oil to your food the dry winter can do weird things it make my eyes all dryed out ad goopy

Lilly Lu

ohh yea one more thing some time it fleese eggs mu shue got them once and the vet pointed it out to mamma nothing a little front line can't fix

Skeezix said...

Don't hate me for sugjesting this, but Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi shampoo werks wunders on skin problems (both peepul and cats/dawgs) ... and unlike dandruff shampoos and stuff, thare are no harmful kemikuls.

Karen Jo said...

I'm afraid I don't know anything about this problem, but I hope it clears up before the wedding.