My oldest cat, Cash, has been pulling his hair out and his skin is flakey. I'm guessing he is just shedding his winter coat but I think he's a little itchy too.
A friend of mine suggested fish oil for his coat. Is it safe? What will it do for him? Cash is FIV positive, will that have any effect on what the fish oil will do to him? Is there a certain brand I should be looking for?
I would check with your vet, first to diagnose any possible skin problems, and then to recommend a treatment. I've never heard of giving cats fish-oil. I know it is good for humans, but in the wild, cats don't actually eat fish. They only hype the "cats-love-fish" thing to sell cat food, so I would be skeptical about it being any good for cats. I have heard that egg mixed (or cooked with if they prefer)a little olive oil, is good for their skin and fur. I would think anything high in protien and good fats would be.
I like most cats better than I like most people. I'll try to be nicer if you try to be smarter.