Healthy skin needs the right nutrients to perform all its functions optimally. If an animal does not take in the right nutrients or if there is a lack of nutrients, this can have a negative impact on skin health, which may also be visible in the coat. We have compiled the most important tips for a healthy coat and prevention of skin diseases in cats:
- Find out about your pet's individual nutritional requirements.
- Feed your cat species-appropriate high-quality cat food. Look for high-quality ingredients such as salmon oil, zinc, biotin and other B vitamins: They support the optimal fatty acid balance, promote regeneration processes and maintain skin and hair health.
- For medium and long haired cats: Brush your cat regularly to prevent skin problems and diseases caused by matted fur. This is especially true during the shedding season.
- Check your cat's coat regularly for skin lesions or rashes. Also look for signs of fleas or ticks.
- If your cat wears a collar, make sure it fits loosely enough to avoid friction and chafing on the skin.
- For indoor cats: In the cold autumn and winter, the humidity in the room should ideally be between 40 and 60 %. In addition, you can avoid unnecessary drying out of the skin by not heating the living space too much.
Individual feed adaptation for skin and coat problems
The health of the skin and coat depends on the regular and targeted supply of important nutrients such as essential amino acids and fatty acids as well as vitamins, trace elements and antioxidants. High quality food provides the cat with all important nutrients, vitamins and minerals and strengthens the immune system. Cat food should ideally be stored in an airtight container to keep it fresh.