What do i do about all that fur?

United States
January 22, 2009 4:14pm CST
I have recently brought one of my cats indoors. It is the littlest of 3 i have so i thought it would be a good idea to bring him in. He is a small cat maybe 6 to 8 pounds and not tall or long. just a short little cat. anyhow. he is long haired really long haired. i washed him brushed him and all. but his coat still looks so shabby. what can i do to make his fur look better? he is solid black with a ring of white fur under his neck. i just want him to look like an inside cat and not look so shabby. Any advise?
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@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Definitely check him for fleas and ticks. Treat if necessary. The rest will take time as he regrows new fur. Continue to wash him, give him hairball treatment, and a few drops of vegetable oil on his food can also help his fur and hairballs.
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
22 Jan 09
oops..I meant continue to BRUSH him. not just wash him. (sure wish we could edit our posts)
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
22 Jan 09
its going to take a while to get him looking better Probably when he gets his new coat, and maybe even the next full coat, because not just being outside, but his diet affects his coat. He'll look better in a few months, just give him time to replace the shabby coat he has now. Cats are cool, but they only look better when they replace their coats.
@conbill (369)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Have you checked him for fleas? Other than that I brush my cats often. I also give them Hairball remedy which contains cod liver oil. I noticed after I started giving this that their coats seemed shinier. After a few weeks of living indoors and getting brushed his fur will probably stop looking as shabby.
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
22 Jan 09
I cat went through a stage like that infact his fur was quite matted and she is a short haired cat, I took her to the vet and he said it was because she had a few fleas, when they have fleas that are a little out of control they over lick themselves and the saliva causes matting so he gave her a needle and now I always put the flea control on her that you put on the back of the neck and she is now looking good...but once i go for a few months without this stuff she begins to look a bit shabby again....