My new adopted cat, Olivia, has dandruff really bad

My poor dopey boy, Sammy, (my avatar) has lots of dandruff around the base of his tail. He eats the same diet as my other three cats, who have never had that problem. But, since Sammy is so fat, I wonder if he can’t groom himself properly? He does not like to be brushed in that area, either. Anyone else out there have a kitty with this problem?

My other cat is a 3 year old female with very shiney fur and no dandruff. Age probably has a lot to do with it as well.

My cat is about 17 years old in human years. The past year we have noticed he has gotten thinner and drinking more water. Recently we've noticed his hearing has gone. He still eats, runs around and jumps on high counters. Anyway, he has really bad dandruff and in his fur he has different spots of hair clumped and stuck together. If we took him to the vet in a car, that would probably kill him. What can I do? P.S. We have tried to brush out the fur and it works, but it hurts him.

my cat has dandruff! [Archive] - Bluelight

My cat has clumps of fur sticking together and bad dandruff? - Catster My 21/2-year-old short-haired cat has dandruff. She does not appear to be itchy, and I never see her scratching herself. I wonder if there is anything I can use on her coat or add to her diet to help improve the dry skin.

My cat has matted fur annd dandruff mostly on her back and tail

I have a 4-year-old indoor /Tabby mix who has cat dandruff on the back half of the top of her back. I was wondering what may be the cause of this and what treatment would help. She has had it since she was a kitten, but it pretty much only becomes obvious when I brush her or take her to the vet. My vet has seen it before, so it may not be something to even be concerned about?

Feb 16, 2016 - My 21/2-year-old short-haired cat has dandruff


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