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Skin and coat


Skin and coat

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

To keep a healthy skin and a shiny coat, it is important to regularly brush your cat. Brushing allows to remove dirt and pests that could be hiding in its hairs and to detect potential injuries. It also helps to discard dead hair, which allows the skin to breathe and stimulates blood flow, which boosts hair regrowth. Finally, regularly brushing your companion enables you to untangle the undercoat from the coat, and most of all to avoid knots. In certain cases, it unfortunately becomes necessary to cut its knots, or even to shave the coat.

The cat’s own washing makes baths to some extent unnecessary. They help eliminating dead hair, foreign matter and certain pests. However, in certain cases this is not enough, and you need to find an alternative to help with untangling, the washing of a greasy substance on the hair or a persisting smell, to soothe a sensitive skin, treat potential skin infections, or to eliminate certain fungi. Certain cats like water and, in that case, you can use an appropriate shampoo but this is not true of the majority of cats! There are alternatives such as dry shampoos and sprays available.   

It is necessary to use a shampoo or skin treatment for cats or dogs. Shampoo for humans, even for babies, are not at all adapted to your cat’s skin.

It is important to accustom your cat to brushing from a very young age in order to make this a pleasant moment for him. It needs to be perceived as a moment of complicity between the two of you.



That you ask yourself about your companion

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?

12.13 When should I see my veterinarian?

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