Don’t You Wish Your Cat Has A Shinier And Healthier Fur?
I’m sure every pet lover would love to have that. However, getting that beautiful and glorious fur does not come easy.
Sometimes, it is part of your cat’s genetic disposition and breed to have a difficult to manage fur. In other cases, your cat’s behavior, medical condition, and routine could contribute to whatever condition his fur may have. That’s why it is great to know some tips on how to keep your cat’s fur shiny, beautiful, and most importantly, healthy.
So, if you want to keep your cat’s fur healthy and beautiful, there are a few things you can do. Here are the best three tips that you should keep in mind.
1. Provide Nutritious Food
The skin is one of the best indications of how healthy a person is. The same is true with a cat’s skin. Since the fur is part of the skin, what goes in the skin affects the fur.
So, if you want to improve the quality of your cat’s fur, you need to start from the inside. You can’t expect your cat to have beautiful fur if he is not healthy. So, if you are able to keep your cat healthy, beautiful fur and coat would naturally follow.
For this reason, you need to feed your cat nutritious food. But how do you know which one to give your feline friend?
A cat’s coat is made of about 90% protein. For this reason, you need to add protein to your cat’s diet.
Make sure that the protein source of your cat food is turkey, beef, salmon, lamb, or chicken. Don’t settle for cheap cat food that only contains corn, soy, wheat or chicken meal as its protein source.
Another important nutrient that you should add to your cat’s diet is omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are known to keep your four-legged friend’s coat moisturized, resistant to lesions and irritations.
Foods rich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids include fish, flaxseed oil, fish oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, and safflower oil, to name a few.
2. Use The Right Shampoo
Yes, human shampoos are great, but they are just for humans. You need to use shampoos that are specifically designed for your cat. I said for your specific cat because cats have different coat types, hair lengths, and fur quality.
A particular shampoo may be ideal for one cat but not for another. That’s the reason you also need to narrow down your options until you find the right shampoo for your kitty.
Here are some of the important things you need to remember. Your shampoo should match your cat’s skin type, hair, and needs.
For example, if your cat’s skin is dry, then you need to have a shampoo that is specifically made for dry skin. If your cat suffers from tick or flea infestation, then go for a shampoo that can kill these pests. If your cat is prone to getting dirty and smelly, then de-odorizing shampoos should do. If your cat’s fur tangles often, choose tangle-fighting shampoo.
You can also go for shampoos that are packed with essential minerals, vitamins, and proteins.
Of course, when we talk about shampoos, we are also talking about bathing our cat. How often you give your cat a bath would depend on his environment, activities, and coat type. Ideally, you need to bathe your cat at least once a week or as needed.
3. Brush Your Cat’s Fur Regularly
Brushing your cat’s fur comes with a lot of benefits. For example, brushing gets rid of dead hair and skin – leaving your cat’s fur revitalized and refreshed.
Moreover, brush eliminates tangles and dirt – things that can easily turn your cat’s hair dull. Finally, brushing your cat’s hair promotes the production of natural oil of the skin – which keeps your cat’s hair shiny, moisturized, and healthy.
The beauty of your cat’s hair isn’t just for aesthetic purposes alone. Your cat’s coat and fur are an indispensable part of his overall wellness. So, when you keep your cat’s hair beautiful, you are also keeping your furry friend healthy and happy.
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