Fish Oil Believed to Be an Effective Remedy for Cat Dandruff


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/24/2015 -- Cats are one of the most beloved furry family members in many households. Caring for them is easy as they have few needs. However, there are also certain conditions that can make them suffer, and those include dandruff.

Fish oil is believed to be an effective remedy for cat dandruff. This condition is characterized by dry, flaky skin on the animal's coat. It often results in various undesirable consequences such as itchiness, parasites, allergies or an infection of the skin called seborrhea.

"Due to the anti-inflammatory properties contained in fish oil, it is believed to be a great natural remedy to provide the cat with relief from itchiness," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

According to MedlinePlus, fish oil can potentially help treat a variety of conditions that involve inflammation. This natural ingredient can be obtained from the oily tissues of fish such as halibut, salmon, herring, mackerel, tuna, seal blubber and cod liver. Pet owners can either choose the one that comes in a capsule form or the oil formulation. They can then administer it into the daily diet of the cat. Fish oil contains the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which cannot be produced naturally by a cat's body.

Itching and dandruff are often caused by fleas, lice, skin allergens, ringworm fungal infection, atopy or seborrhea--be it dry or oily. Flaking skin takes place when there is lack of hygiene and proper grooming. This typically happens to obese cats that are unable to reach the base of their tail to groom themselves.

"Fish oil is also recommended to become a part of the treatment plan of a cat with dandruff," added O'Sullivan.

According to Vetinfo, fish oil can potentially help reduce itching and dryness as well as inflammation. This results in the removal of dandruff and causes the cat's coat to become softer and shinier. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil work by reducing the inflammatory response of AA, or arachidonic acid, in the cat's skin cells. Consuming larger amounts of fish oil is believed to prevent the AA from causing inflammation and increase moisture in the skin, which reduces dryness and flaking.

Pet owners who are planning to use fish oil should ensure that they are using a product that contains the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. There are many products available on the market today, and it is imperative that owners make a well-informed decision in purchasing a fish oil product (

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Benjamin Lasance