How to get rid of an oily coat?

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Oct 18th, 2007 07:39
New York
lbanderson
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I apologize if this posted twice-- the first time was unintentional.
   
My 2 year old Russian Blue has a beautifully colored full gray/silver coat, but the fur, specifically on her back near her tail sometimes looks very oily. This really ruins the look of her coat.
   
I'm not sure if it's coming from her, or if it's the natural oils from my hands when I pet her.
   
She cleans herself as she should-- so that's not the problem and she is not sick. My vet said it could be the food, and I have changed the type of food she's eating to one he suggested (it's really more for weight loss though than her fur issues).
   
Any other ideas/tips on how to keep her coat less oily? She will NOTgo for baths!
   
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Oct 18th, 2007 12:45
Georgia
sbond007
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Everything that I've read regarding cats with oily coats says to bathe at least twice a month....I know that's not what you want to hear, but that is the only suggestion that I have.
   
I have 3 cats---they don't like baths---but it really doesn't matter---I'm allergic and they HAVE to have them.
   
Have you considered taking her to groomer once a month?
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Oct 22nd, 2007 21:51
Massachusetts
DonnaandPugsley
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Tails shampoo, it is made by Bell Rock Growers.
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