The look and feel of a cat’s skin and fur says a lot about its health. Dull and lifeless fur is a clear sign that something is amiss. This can be due to disease or stress, so it is important to rule these out as a first step. A cat that has recently been pregnant or regularly “in heat” can, for example, become stressed. In such cases, it is not unusual for the quality of the cat’s fur to be affected. If you have ruled out disease and stress, you can often solve the problem by changing the cat’s diet to one which is rich in essential vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. Vitamins like vitamin B can help to stimulate the quality of the fur and fur replenishment, while fatty acids rich in omega-3 with high levels of EPA and DHA helps to improve fur quality and reduces itching. A cat cannot produce omega-3 itself, so it has to be added to their food.