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Skin and coat

Questions

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.

 

Questions

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

Conditioning hair spray

Shea butter conditioning hair spray


Organic Eye Cleansing Pads

The cleansing pads made of organic Aloe Vera and Cornflower floral distillate, known for their hydrating and soothing properties, help preserve the epidermis of cats and dogs.


Organic No-Rinse Shampoo

No-Rinse Shampoo with Aloe Vera and Mallow is rich in moisturising, soothing and regenerating active ingredients. Its specific formula helps to restore the skin barrier. Physiological pH. Light and delicate fragrance.


Soft Organic Shampoo

Gentle shampoo with wheat proteins and organic argan oil brings shine, volume and softness. Its rich formula softens the hair while nourishing the skin. Physiological pH. Light and delicate fragrance.


Organic Soothing Shampoo

Organic Soothing Shampoo with Aloe Vera and Mallow is rich in moisturising, soothing and regenerative active ingredients. Its specific formula helps to restore the skin barrier. Physiological pH. Light and delicate fragrance.


Physiovet

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


Pyoskin

Foaming cleansing and moisturizing solution for cats and dogs.

 


Sensiderm

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

 


Conditioning Shampoo

Mallow flower extract Conditioning Shampoo 


Organic Cleaning Wipes

Cleansing wipes with organic aloe vera, renowned for its moisturising and soothing properties, to clean and protect the skin of dogs and cats.


CLX pocket


Ermidra


Ermidra mousse


Zincoseb spray