We hate to see our beloved feline friends suffering any form of discomfort, and unfortunately skin conditions are often the culprit. The condition of a cat’s skin is often an indication of his/her general well-being, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye out to see if your cat is suffering from a skin condition in any way.
Some of the symptoms your cat might experience if suffering from a skin condition:
Just some of the most common skin complaints seen in cats, often seen in varying degrees of severity:
Symptoms include excessive scratching, resulting in raw and infected skin.
Symptoms include scratching and small bumps which could get infected.
Symptoms include scratching of the ears.
Symptoms include pimples on the chin (very similar to humans).
Symptoms present in a number of different ways, depending on the original cause.
Symptoms include round red patches.
Symptoms include big bald patches.
Be sure to schedule a trip to your veterinarian for treatment as each case is unique. Be prepared to answer questions such as dietary and hygiene habits, as well as any environmental factors that could be influencing the condition. The good news that in many cases, a treatment of antibiotics or shampoos and creams will do the trick to get your furry friend back to good health!
Regal has a product specifically for cats that will assist with a range of conditions, including skin and coat health. Read more about the Cat Health Tonic.