Nutrition for shiny coats


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Our question this week was:

What is good Nutrition for shiny coats in cats?


Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking – What is good Nutrition for shiny coat for cats. The best nutrition for a shiny hair coat is good nutrition. Ensure your cat is eating a premium cat food – that is formulated with good quality vitamins, minerals and protein. That is the best bet.

Grooming your cat- removing dead hair and stimulating the underlying skin can also help.

I really have come to believe that grooming and nutrition are the essential keys as well as good genetics. I think cat hair can be like people hair. Some people have beautiful silky shiny hair and others have rather dull hair. Both people may eat well and be healthy.

An article that might be helpful to you is Essentials for a Shiny Coat in Cats. This article contains some additional tips.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.