Treating your Cat from flea allergies and dermatitis:
is accomplished by preventing your Cat from being bitten
by fleas. There are products such as insecticides and insect
growth regulators that get ride of fleas. A vet may also
recommend the best way for treating your Cat. Hovering
more regularly, along with washing your Cats bed more
often can help towards cutting back the amount of fleas in
To help stop the cycle of itching that leads to scratching
resulting in infections, your vet may prescribe the
following to help soothe the irritation of flea allergies:
Unfortunately there are no cures for Cat flea allergies,
only the prevention of flea bits. So it is important to
always be prepared for fleas and be ready to get rid of
Cat Atopy is an airborne environmental allergy such
as a reaction to:
is more common among dogs with few Cats being affected.
Atopy occurring can be a result of your Cat being
genetically susceptible to an allergen.
The more prominent symptoms are itching occurring more
around the face, feet, lower chest and belly. This can occur
on year round hot spots or seasonally depending on the cause
of the allergic reaction, were it may be pollen for
seasonal. From this, ear problems and skin infections can
become problems to. Continual itching leading to scratching
can cause hair loss and baldness around affected areas.
Signs of Atopy can be seen from your Cat as young as 4
months old but may only be noticed when they reach the ages
between 1 and 3 years old.
Diagnosing Atopy: This will involve a process of
elimination as there are many causes of itching such as:
must all be ruled out before Atopy is to blame. Then your
vet will more than likely ask for a detailed history of your
Cats itching history. Then a skin or blood test may be
performed to try and identify the exact cause of the Atopy.
There isn't a treatment for Atopy
and it is a life
long condition with a few ways of controlling it such as:
First of all, removing as much of the allergy in the
environment as you can is key.
The use of anti itching drugs and shampoos can be
Immunotherapy involves a series of injections that will
help your Cat adjust to the allergen or allergens
that cause the Atopy. The effectiveness varies with
around 75% of pets getting relief from Atopy.
When the Atopy is only mild, an Elizabethan collar, T
shirts and socks can help reduce your Cat from
physically scratching and biting its self.
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