Skin Problems for Cats | Understanding How to Help | Dr. Bill’s Pet Nutrition

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Are you worried that your cat may have a
skin problem?Your first clue may be excessive licking,
scratching, or chewing. Hello, I’m Dr. Bill Barnett. Let’s talk for a minute about feline
skin problems. The condition of the skin is a good
indicator of your cats overall health. The cat’s skin acts as a barrier and is
the first line of defenseagainst harmful organisms that can cause skin disorders. Many things can indicate that a skin
problem 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 or
bacterial infections, allergies, stressinjury and occasionally by hormone
imbalance. 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 self
grooming, ringworm, stud tail and even sunburnThere are so many possible underlying
issues that if you think your cat isexcessively scratching, chewing or
licking, their skinthe best thing to do is visit your
veterinarian. 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 disease
rather 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 disorders
of cats and their treatmentread the full report on feline skin
problems that accompanies this video.

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