Cats are not immune to skin problems. Like humans, they can suffer from rashes and skin irritations, driving the need for the cat to see a Veterinarian. A cat’s fur tends to hide issues until they become serious.
As the cat tries to deal with the irritation, it can start scratching the affected area repeatedly, rubbing and chewing the area as well. This, in turn, can trigger:
- Fur loss
- Ear infection
Skin infections in cats can be triggered by various causes ranging from what they ingest to fleas picked up from the environment. Assume that the allergy has been brought into the home and remove all bedding and wash thoroughly. Consistent use of Flea Preventatives on the affected cat and all in-contact animals is recommended. Also, vacuum and steam clean their common areas, particularly rugs. Environmental treatment such as using an air purifier can be considered for selected allergens (e.g. house dust mites) to decrease the client’s exposure. Please call us to set up an appointment for your pet if they have any symptoms of skin allergies, or Flea problems.
Dr. Venkat Gutta and team 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. Our team will be able to diagnose your cat’s issue and prescribe a viable treatment that works. Call (904) 720-4275 or 904-720-4272 to book an appointment.
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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 (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, 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!