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Your Cat's Skin

General hygiene

beautiful coat & healthy skin

The general condition of your cat's skin and coat are good indicators of overall health.  Help care for and protect your cat's skin with regular grooming and skincare products designed specifically for cats.

Cats, champions of cleanliness

Cats who feel good keep themselves well-groomed. Their rough tongue is a very effective tool for self-grooming. By licking themselves, cats separate tangled hairs and eliminate dead hair. The cat's saliva also helps eliminate dirt and spread the skin's natural oils on the fur. 

If your cat doesn't groom itself properly, dandruff and an accumulation of dead hair in the undercoat will appear.  If your cat doesn't keep itself clean or abruptly changes grooming behaviors, consult your veterinarian.

How often should I brush my cat?

Even if cats are good groomers, their fur needs to be brushed on a regular basis to eliminate tangles or mats that are too tough for them to handle.

Long-haired cats should be brushed daily whereas brushing short-haired cats can be brushed once or twice a week.  Brushing also helps prevent hairballs. 

Make sure to brush all the hair and not just the topcoat. You may have to gently brush backward against the lay of the fur to remove excess hair.

Should I bathe my cat?

Cats rarely require a bath. However, a good bath may be required if your cat is not grooming properly, has skin issues, external parasites or environmental allergies.  Bathing will remove dirt, debris and allergens.  

Always use a shampoo that is formulated for your cat's delicate skin such as DOUXO®  S3.  It contains OPHYTRIUM™ and supports the health of your cat's skin barrier.

Should I clean my cat's ears?

If you see any dirt or debris in your cat's ear, or if your cat is shaking its head frequently, consult your veterinarian first for a recommendation.  If your veterinarian recommends cleaning the ears, use DOUXO® Micellar Solution, a degreasing, pleasant-smelling ear cleaner that gently lifts away dirt and debris without stripping the skin of the natural oils. 

We recommend:

DOUXO® S3 CARE and DOUXO® Micellar Solution