Relieve your cat's itchy skin with a few techniques.
My cat has scabs all over her treated her for fleas she scratches all the time think her scabs may be getting infected !! Can't you give animals benadryl??? Small dose she has no fleas now but still itching !! Help can't afford vet right now thanks
7. Genetic Factors & Breed Predisposition – Unfortunately, some breeds of cats and dogs are more prone to sensitive skin, or are more likely to develop allergic itching due to skin folds and ear shapes. Siamese cats, and many breeds of dogs including Labrador and Golden Retrievers, Boxers, Shih Tzus, and many Terrier breeds are more prone to allergies that cause itching skin. Dogs with skin folds and floppy ears are more likely to develop itching from yeast or bacterial infections due to the ideal environment their anatomical features offer to these opportunistic microbes. Another related factor is temperament, with sensitive, high-strung breeds being more prone to reactive health conditions like allergies. The mind-body connection operates in pets as well as humans! If yours is a sensitive breed, please check out our articles in our Holistic Healthcare Library for tips on reducing your pet’s stress, and consider a to help ease your pet’s emotional reactivity.
The next time your cat ingests that same food or allergen, the antibodies that were produced earlier will bind to the allergen and start the inflammatory reaction. This is the body’s way of telling your cat that this allergen is not okay. Once the inflammation begins, it moves from the inside of your cat to the outside of your cat, producing things like itching, scratching and dandruff.Change food. Start with no food from grocery store pet food aisle. No corn wheat or soy. Cooking is good especially when you do some raw. Please google healthy kitty diet including raw. -- Itch? Athletes foot spray. If kitty is wild on this application, use the ointment. AFS even a good home treatment for ringworm. AFSpray cannot hurt your kitty. Takes the itch away, Could be fungus, but AFS kills lots of germs. Do not get in her eyes. Easy way to spray her is to wrap her, covering her head.The easiest way to find out if it’s your cat’s food causing the problem is to switch your cat’s food. Find a food that has limited ingredients that are different from what you’re currently feeding. After a few weeks, your cat’s itching should be diminished and eventually should clear up altogether. You may need to try a few different cat foods before settling on the right one. Sometimes putting together a food journal can be a helpful way of keeping track of what your cat has eaten in the past and what reaction your cat had to the food.Cats that itch often scratch excessively, chew at the area, paw at the face or show other signs of trying to relive the irritation. Itching may be the result of many problems, including allergies, infections or parasites. If your cat's itching is severe, it is advisable to contact your veterinarian for treatment. For minor itching, however, there are treatments you can try at home.My heart is broken. I just had my sweet cat just put to sleep. He had itching so bad he inflected horrible bleeding on his neck. Listen ! They did a biopsy and found Mersa. If you have other pets you want to know this.Your cat may be allergic to dust or dust mites. Cover your furniture and your cat's bed with plastic to eliminate dust mites and dust, wash bedding in hot water, and keep the cat away from rooms with carpet or that have been recently vacuumed. If your cat is allergic to mold, keep it indoors, out of basements and away from houseplants. Feline pollen allergies require keeping your cat indoors, at least during high pollen seasons. These steps help prevent allergic itching in your cat.