Cat has Oily Fur


Hi Kate,


Query one: My cat is two pounds overweight (15 lbs) and long haired. Recently her hair got "clumpy" and it feels quite oily. The
vet said she couldn't groom herself due to weight, but she really doesn't look that fat :-)
She's on a diet now, and I got a furminator and worked out the clumps, but the hair is still oily and tends to clump. Any suggestions?

Answer by KAte
I think it may be an idea to give your cat a bath using some gentle soap perhaps the sort they use for babies. cats don't generally needs baths but sometimes when their fur gets in bad condition it need a helping hand to get back on track. please see my page here about giving a cat a bath

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/bathing-a-cat.html

Query two: Our other cat needs dental work and we got an estimate of $500. Are there any places to get feline dental work done less expensively?

Answer

Afraid not, thats why i always recommend pet insurance for people as this kind of work is often needed especially as they get older. All you can do is to ring round your local vets to see if there prices are different, sometimes they can vary quite a bit.


Thanks so much!
Nada

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by: Anonymous

I live in Chicago and our vet actually has Dec, Jan, and Feb as pet dental months. So the cleanings cost cheaper. Ask your vet if they have any specials like that. That's when I plan on bringing my cat in for a cleaning.

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