CAT DERMATOLOGY

CAT ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

Most cats will scratch on occasion, but if you notice that the occasional scratch and regular grooming turns into a cat who appears uncomfortable, skin problems may be present and you should schedule an appointment.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

 

  • Hair loss, bald patches, and your cat shedding more than normal 

  • Itchy skin, scabs, red open sores, red plaques

  • Excessive and frenetic growling while scratching

  • Rubbing of the face

  • Watery red eyes

  • Fleas and ticks 

  • Excessive head shaking, dirty or red ears

COMMON SKIN CONDITIONS

  • Flea allergy

  • Raised bumps or swelling on your cat’s skin caused by ticks 

  • Ear infections caused by bacteria, yeast, or mites 

  • Polyps in the ears 

  • Food allergy

  • Cat skin cancer 

  • Cat chin acne 

  • Cat dermatitis caused by environmental allergens

  • Eosinophilic plaque granuloma complex

TREATMENT

  • Flea Control 

  • Elimination diet for 3 months

  • Immune-modulating medication to suppress allergic response 

  • Anti-itch medications 

  • Anti-fungal medication for ringworm 

  • Some medications must be injected by a veterinarian while others can be administrated by you at home. 

*A consult should be scheduled at Angelcare Animal Hospital as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis. An appropriate treatment plan can then be implemented. 

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