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.Continue Reading
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
The Pet Health Network explains that shivering in cats can be an indication of pain, anxiety, fear, nervousness or low body temperature. The website notes that an endocrine disorder known as Addison's disease can cause cats to shiver as well.Full Answer >
The time is takes for a cat to decompose is dependent upon factors such as location of the body, access to the corpse by predators and others and body fat percentage. Due to these differing factors, a body could take a few weeks to decompose or years to decay.Full Answer >
A caracal cat is a common desert wild cat, or lynx, typically found in Africa, Asia and India. Of all the small cats in Africa, they are the largest, and the only ones who will prey on mammals larger than themselves. Although they sometimes live in pairs, caracals tend to be nocturnal and non-social except during times of breeding.Full Answer >
A cat's age can be estimated by examining its teeth, coat and eyes. Teeth are especially helpful for determining a feline's age, since the presence or absence of baby teeth helps narrow down an age range. Older cats sometimes display more tartar build-up, but if they regularly see a vet for cleaning, this is less reliable. Senior cats can develop white or gray patches of fur.Full Answer >