Skin Problems for Cats | Understanding How to Help | Dr. Bill’s Pet Nutrition
Are you worried that your cat may have askin problem?Your first clue may be excessive licking,scratching, or chewing. Hello, I’m Dr. Bill Barnett. Let’s talk for a minute about felineskin problems. The condition of the skin is a goodindicator of your cats overall health. The cat’s skin acts as a barrier and isthe first line of defenseagainst harmful organisms that can cause skin disorders. Many things can indicate that a skinproblem exists such as:inflammation or redness, hair loss or bald patches, swelling, lumps, or skin discoloration, rashes or scaly patches. Skin disorders are common in cats they can be caused by:parasites like fleas and mites, fungal orbacterial infections, allergies, stressinjury and occasionally by hormoneimbalance. The skin problems that are the most common for cats include:abscesses, ear mites, contact dermatitis, feline acne, flea allergy dermatitis, food allergiespsychogenic alopecia, or excessive selfgrooming, ringworm, stud tail and even sunburnThere are so many possible underlyingissues that if you think your cat isexcessively scratching, chewing orlicking, their skinthe best thing to do is visit yourveterinarian. You’ve got to identify the source of the problem to treat it properly and achieve the fastest healing possible. It is always better to prevent diseaserather than treat it. Your cat’s first line of defense is its skin and the immune system. To keep your cat as healthy as possible click on the optimum nutrition link. My health and nutritional tips, food and supplement recommendations may help you prevent serious skin diseases from ever happening. To learn more about the skin disordersof cats and their treatmentread the full report on feline skinproblems that accompanies this video.