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Old 01-31-2005, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone else notice their kitty gets dandruff in the winter? i noticed some in my cat's tail the other day.

also, is it normal for their paw pads to look a little dry?

this may be completely normal, but i'm wondering if it's something i should be concerned about.

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Old 02-01-2005, 05:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,

Our cat Coco has a little dandruff; we just keep an eye on it and give her a good groom regularly. Don't know if you can buy cat versions of anti-dandruff shampoos?


We have three cats, and all their pads seem pretty dry, almost leathery. Should they be different to that?
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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paw pads are normally dry. dandruff may be due to poor diet, may be due to a metabolic disorder, may be simply low humidity.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have the same problem with dry paw pads. One of my girls' pads were so dry that they cracked. They still haven't healed up either.
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well, no, cracking isn't good. the first poster didn't mention cracking, so I didn't think that was the issue. that should be taken care of, as they could get infected.
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Old 02-03-2005, 11:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If your cat's paw pads are super dry, you can put some Bag Balm on them to moisturize and help prevent and heal cracking.
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