Your cat’s coat and skin requires lots of tender loving care. Otherwise problems may start to occur such as atopic dermatitis, fleas, alopecia or mange and before you know it you will be looking for a cat flea treatment and something to mend the broken skin.
Skin problems usually indicate there may be other health issues with your pet. Therefore, it is important to make sure the underlying problem is found, stopped and removed, and any skin or coat damage repaired fast.
The superb range of DermOpt skin and coat care products offer you the best solution for stopping skin and coat problems fast. If you are using a cat flea treatment, then why not try DermOpt as a mild alternative to kill mites and fleas and to nourish skin. It also acts as an antiseptic and antibacterial wash to prevent infection, as well as being antifungal. It also helps you save money on vets bills as no prescription is needed.
Compared to dogs, cats generally suffer less from skin disorders, but cats do have relatively sensitive skin which is also very thin compared to other animals, which can make them more susceptible to problems such as mange. Fleas in cats therefore need to be controlled and they need regular grooming to keep their skin healthy.
The most common cat skin problems experienced are:
• Allergic reactions
• Excess licking
Any changes in environment or diet can start off a skin condition in your cat. A change of cat food is a common root cause of skin complaints. Air fresheners, cleaners or other household substances may cause a skin reaction, so try to identify what new products you have started using recently. Even a member of the house who has started smoking might be the cause.
Allergic reactions often present as hair loss or alopecia. There may also be extremely dry flaky skin. Apart from attempting to remove the cause of the problem, the symptoms can be treated with an antiseptic spray, such as DermOpt, or if your cat is not opposed to bathing, there is DermOpt shampoo. Both will nourish the cats skin, fight infection and encourage hair regrowth. If you are unsure of the cause, then of course veterinary advice should be sought.
Mange is much less common in cats than in dogs, but can be just as devastating. Mange is caused by mites, which may bury their way into the skin (sarcoptic mange) or cause a fungal infection (demodectic mange). DermOpt shampoo for a cat with mange tends to kill the mites causing the problems, and being antifungal it will help with the fungal infection and other symptoms and help stop your cat itching..
Cats can also get atopic dermatitis, which appears as red bumps a bit like acne. Thankfully it is rare, and being essentially a bacterial infection is easily treated by veterinary prescribed antibiotics or an anti-bacterial spray or shampoo such as DermOpt.
Sometimes a cat may repeatedly lick a certain area causing inflammation and soreness. This is generally due to stress, but might also be in response to an insect bite.
Fleas can live in cats fur as in other animals, and their bites are a great source of irritation. DermOpt cat shampoo or spray can be used as an alternative to cat flea treatment, both killing the fleas and their eggs as well as relieving the symptoms of soreness and itching.