3 Common Skin Problems Cats Suffer

Cats’ can suffer with numerous skin problems. The cat flea and dry skin are two of the common health issues associated with cats’. Both fleas and dry skin will make your cat scratch her skin. The cat flea and dry skin are extremely uncomfortable condition for the cat. It is essential to diagnose the cat correctly for her health, as there could be underlying issues related to her skin condition.

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Fleas

According to CT.gov, Ctenocephalides felis (cat flea) is a common parasite. Fleas hide in the fur of cats’. A flea comb will detect fleas, along with detecting flea feces. Fleas’ feces will resemble pieces of small dirt particles. To detect the cat flea, comb the cat regularly using a flea comb. Fleas can survive living on objects in the home. Check places that the cat frequents, for example; a cat bed, all beds in the home and carpet. Fleas are a wingless insect. Fleas biting the cat will result in her scratching herself. Treatment is extremely effective. There are various methods of treatment including, flea shampoo and flea collars. The cat may develop flea dermatitis. Your veterinarian can detect flea dermatitis. Cat fleas cannot live on humans, although the cat flea can bite humans.

 

 

Cat Dry Skin

According to TheCatHeathGuide.org, the cat’s skin will resemble a human’s dandruff (white flakey patches). Your cat’s skin will appear dry and crusty. Those symptoms could be a sign of infection, take your cat the veterinarian. Poor nutrition can cause dry skin in cats’. Fatty acids and vitamin E are essential in a cat’s diet. Bathing a cat too much or with the wrong shampoos could cause the skin problem as well. Horsetail, Dandelion and Spirulina are herbal remedies used to treat cat dry skin. Cat dry skin is often a symptom of other problems. Diagnosing dry skin in a cat is extremely important for the health of the cat.

 

 

Other

According to TheCatHealthGuide.org, consult your veterinarian if your cat has any of these symptoms, as these are a result of an underlying issue. Your cat’s skin appears greasy or is scaling. She has dry patches around her skin that resembles circles. She is shedding an abnormal amount of skin. Her skin is thickening. She has a dry area around the base of each hair. Your veterinarian will diagnose and treat her for the health issue.

 

 

References Used for this article:

http://www.ct.gov/CAES/cwp/view.asp?a=2815&q=376710

CT: The State of Connecticut

 

http://www.cat-health-guide.org/cat-skin-problems.html

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