A cat can be dandruff-free with daily brushing and a diet high in healthy fat and oil. Healthy fats and oils can be found in certain cat foods. They should not come from fatty table scraps, such as bacon or chicken skin.Know More
Grooming on a daily basis keeps a cat's fur shiny, smooth and burr-free. Brushing also distributes the coat's natural oils, massages the skin and makes the cat feel good. The proper type of brush must be used. A brush that is too soft won't distribute oils evenly or detangle the cat's fur. A brush that is too stiff irritates the skin more than it massages.
Healthy fats and oils are needed in a cat's diet to keep its skin from itching and flaking. Don't turn to fatty table scraps as a supplement for fat and oil. There are brands of cat food on the market that make special formulas for cats with dry skin. The foods are high-quality and provide the right amount of fat and oil. Oil supplements, such as salmon oil, are good alternatives for cats that are happy on their current food but still suffer from dry skin. Oils can be placed directly on the cat's skin, and some can be poured directly on food.Learn more about Cats
Enzyme-based odor neutralizer can be sprayed as a cat repellent on outside doors so that cats do not return to refresh their urine spray scent, according to About.com. There are commercial repellents available, as well as devices that detect motion and make a quick, loud sound to drive feral cats away.Full Answer >
To sex a cat, look under its tail. Most cats lift their tails if scratched gently on the back at the base of the tail. A male cat has a much greater distance between the anus and the urinary tract opening than a female cat.Full Answer >
One part cat shampoo to five parts water should be used to wash a cat, according to the ASPCA. Bathing a cat is typically only necessary if it is extremely dirty or smelly because cats are capable of grooming themselves well using their tongue and teeth.Full Answer >
A female cat is called a molly. After she has become a mother, she is called a queen. A baby cat is called a kitten no matter what gender it is. The mother of a kitten is called dam.Full Answer >