Cat care: Tips to keep your cat’s skin and coat healthy
No matter how much your cat might believe it can take care of itself when it comes to skin and coat health, cats always need a bit of support from their owners. What goes into their diet has a direct impact on how they look and feel, and a cat with a healthy-looking sheen will feel as good on the inside as it does on the outside.
Here’s how to boost your cat’s immune system with the proper nutrition and care.
Regular grooming tips
Yes, cats love grooming themselves all day long, but to really give their coat that healthy sheen you’ll want to make sure you are cleaning them at regular intervals and with the most appropriate shampoo products.
If you aren’t already brushing your cat weekly, it’s time to start. Short-haired cats generally only need a brush once a week, whereas long-haired cats may require daily brushes in order to avoid matting and hairballs.
When it comes to bathing your cat, make it as comfortable as possible. Fill a tub with warm water, then use a cup or jug to slowly pour water over their fur. Just don’t pour any over their face! Also, only use cat-safe shampoo – never human shampoo. Pay attention to their ears and remove any debris or gunk, and also use this time to see if their nails need a clip.
Key nutrients to improve your cat’s skin and coat
Every cat owner wants their precious pet to look amazing. But even the most meticulous grooming and bathing routine won’t make their skin and coat shine bright if they have a poor diet.
Cats need a number of different nutrients to boost their immune system and therefore make their coat look healthy. Make sure their diet includes high-quality food that’s full of protein from meat, has lots of essential amino acids, and includes plenty of omega-3 fatty acids – these mostly come from fish, which cats absolutely love.
The benefits of a varied and healthy diet
In order to boost your cat’s immune system and keep it strong over the long term, they need to consume high-quality food without any of the nasty fillers you find in most supermarket-shelf cat food.
For example, Hypro Premium Cat Food includes wonderfully balanced ingredients that are crafted with real meat. Nutritional integrity is at the core of everything we do, which is why our premium cat food provides benefits for joint health and natural antioxidants for greater immunity.
Best of all it’s gluten and grain free, designed to give your cat the healthy skin and lustrous coat it deserves.
It’s remarkable how quickly your cat’s skin and coat can improve with just a little extra grooming and a diet rich in nutritious meats, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and oils. Hypro Premium makes the highest-quality cat food that’s packed with everything your cat needs for a bright and healthy sheen. Explore our premium cat food today.