Cats are not immune to skin problems. Like humans, they can suffer from rashes and skin irritations, driving the need for cat skin rash St Johns, FL solutions. The problem for their owners is that the cat’s fur tends to hide issues until they ultimately become serious and unmistakable.
The majority of skin rashes in felines tend to be triggered by an allergen the cat is already sensitive to. The allergen could be in the nearby environment, or it could be in the cat food the animal is being fed regularly. As the cat tries to deal with the irritation, it can start scratching the affected area repeatedly, rubbing and chewing as well. This, in turn, can trigger:
- Fur loss
Cat skin rash can be triggered by various causes ranging from what they ingest to fleas picked up from roaming outside. Assume that the allergy has been brought into the home and remove all bedding to be washed thoroughly. Also, vacuum and steam clean their common area, particularly the rugs. Spray the cat’s resting area with anti-flea spray and treat the cat for the same, including mites as well. Also, start using an air purifier as the cat can inhale some allergens.
Cats and dogs are both susceptible to internal diets and food allergies. Pet food tends to be produced with a lot of by-products and sometimes chemicals. These react differently in animals. Changing their diet and controlling intake can isolate and remove allergen causes as well. Start with meat and dairy. Cat food without these can still sustain the animal. If the rash improves, then it has been somewhat identified. If that doesn’t cause an improvement, it’s time to bring the cat to a veterinarian.
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming is available in St Johns, FL, to help. Dr. Venkat Gutta provides expertise in dealing with cat skin rashes and allergies and has diagnosed multiple cases in all types of cat breeds. If you are dealing with a rather stubborn rash issue in your feline friend, give us a call to set up an appointment and evaluation. Dr. Gutta will be able to diagnose your cat’s issue and prescribe a viable treatment that works. Call (904) 720-4275 to book an appointment.
Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming
At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon for dogs and cats. Our topmost commitment is to provide your companion animals with high-quality medicinal care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent veterinary care in a value-friendly manner. At Bluestar, we also believe that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of your pet and you are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve patients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210 and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery equipment, and techniques, advanced diagnostic testing or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!