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Skin and coat


Skin and coat

12.13 When should I see my veterinarian?

If, despite :

  • the regular administration of external pest medication,
  • the use of an appropriate shampoo or skin lotion,
  • having rinsed the previous shampoo thoroughly,
  • un brossage régulier, avec du matériel adapté,
  • regular brushing, with adapted tools,

your cat :

  • scratches itself,
  • has red skin,
  • has dandruffs(?),
  • is losing a lot of fur or has bald patches,
  • has a dull coat,

Talk about it with your veterinarian!

Certain cases require a specific intervention, with further tests (like a search for pests, bacteria(?), or fungi with a microscope or a blood test) and local or oral treatment via prescription drugs (antibiotics(?), for instance). Your veterinarian may prescribe a therapeutic diet or direct you towards a veterinarian specializing in dermatology.



That you ask yourself about your companion

12.1 Why is it important to look after my cat’s skin and coat?

12.2 When and how regularly should I wash and brush my cat?

12.3 How to brush my cat?

12.4 I'm not able to brush my cat, what should I do?

12.5 How to bathe my cat?

12.6 My cat is losing its hair

12.7 How do I make my cat’s coat shinier?

12.8 The contours of my white cat's eyes are brown

12.9 My cat licks its belly and is missing a lot of fur

12.10 My cat has stopped grooming itself

12.11 My cat has dandruff

12.12 How to choose its shampoo?

12.14 The structure of the skin and coat

MP LABO recommends

The following products


Foaming cleansing and moisturizing solution conceived for regular cat and dog washing.



Foaming cleansing and moisturizing solution for cats and dogs.



Foaming cleansing solution for regular washing of all types of cat and dog coats. 

Conditioning Shampoo

Mallow flower extract Conditioning Shampoo 

Conditioning hair spray

Shea butter conditioning hair spray

CLX pocket


Zincoseb spray

Ermidra mousse