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My kitten has a couple of flaky dry spots that are cracking. What should I do?

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My kitten has a couple of flaky, cracking spots on it's fur. I am not sure if it is from the shampoo I used. What can I do?
asked Aug 26, 2013 in Cats by amyalderson Newbie (140 points)
   

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The paw pad variety of this is called Footpad Hyperkeratosis. Hyperkeratosis runs in bloodlines and  results in severe digital hyperkeratosis (overgrowth of crusts and crud) by 5-6 months of age. Once again, not life threatening, but needs to be addressed for their comfort and your peace of mind.
For more you can refer to this site.
http://theblissfuldog.com/dry-dog-nose/
answered Aug 27, 2013 by bbrown Inquisitive Expert (97,580 points)

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