? How to get my cat's coat super shiny

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by AlexsisV, Aug 1, 2017.

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  1. AlexsisV

    AlexsisV New Member

    Jun 29, 2017
    Hi folks!
    What do you guys use to get your cat's coat looking healthy, shiny and flake free? I was given Dermascent by the Vet Dermatologist but it's only been week 1 of 4. Any other ideas? Thanks a ton.

    -- Alexsis and Chai
  2. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
    It may just take a little time.....diabetic's coats are often pretty awful looking but once they're better regulated, it can make a big difference!

    Take a look at China's Profile in my signature...I know you'll be able to see the difference
  3. TempestsMum

    TempestsMum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2016
    Hello! :)

    Just as Chris has said it just takes time I didn't give Tempest anything special, just her food and insulin when she needed it and in time it went back to being soft and shiny. It will take a bit of time so all I can prescribe is patience ;)
  4. Marlena

    Marlena Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    As others said regulating diabetes is the first step to achieve improvement in fur coat quality.
    I give Rocky fish oils ( Krill oil), evening primrose oil, coconut oil and recently I have introduced pumpkin seed oils - these are especially good for boy cats. All supplements are high quality human supplements and in a capsule form as you want to prevent oxidation (these oils are prone to oxidative damage) as they are usually cheaper than anything designed specially for pets, they are more potent so you give less so they are more economical. If you really want pet supplements I would recommend Dr Mercola's pet products and his website for information.
    I hope it helps but ask me any questions if you'd like more info.
    Best regards,
    Marlena :cat:
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  5. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Which krill oil do you use? How much do you give? I had two different fish oil ones that were pet specific but I have a bad habit of forgetting them out on the counter and then they are trash.
  6. Marlena

    Marlena Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    At the moment I use BIOGLAN red krill oil (advanced omega-3) and I give one a day. Unfortunately they have vanilla flavour so might not be suitable for every kitty but Rocky doesn't mind. The ones with orange or lemon flavour are not good for kitties as they don't like citrus.
    Sometimes I use BOOTS own brand which is very good and slightly cheaper.
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  7. Veronica & Babu-chiri

    Veronica & Babu-chiri Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2016
    What are the coconut and pumpkin seed oils good for?
  8. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
  9. Adrian and Chino

    Adrian and Chino Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2016
    I noticed a big difference in the coat of Chino and my civvie a few weeks after I started feeding this 3x/wk. 6 weeks before I started feeding it, he started having green nadirs at least twice a week, so getting his BG more regulated could've also made a difference. Chino's fur used to be dull and full of dandruff before he started reaching the normal range on a regular basis.
  10. Ann & Tess GA

    Ann & Tess GA Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    We use Dermascent for our civvie and it helps a lot, give it a little time. You can get it on Amazon for about half of wht you par at the vet. She gets Nordic Naturals Omega-3 oil too.
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