Common skin problems in cats.
Common types of skin diseases are: bacterial skin disease, fungal skin disease, tinea feline-tinea worm, seborrheic skin disease, ectoparasitic skin disease, mite infection, allergic skin disease, metabolic skin disease, immune abnormality Sexual skin disease.
Common types of skin diseases
Bacterial skin diseases: mainly bacterial infections. Pyoderma and folliculitis are common bacterial infections.
Fungal skin disease: caused by skin fungal infection; skin fungus survives for a long time in nature, has strong resistance, and can survive for more than 1 year in a dry environment. There are also fungi that have an affinity for the soil and can grow and reproduce in the soil and survive for a long time.
The most common type of tinea ringworm in cats is classified as a fungal infection. The typical symptoms are partial hair loss, pimples, mixed spots and scarring. Feline ringworm is highly infectious and common to humans and animals. Once it is discovered, it must be treated and controlled as soon as possible.
Seborrheic skin disease: abnormal oil secretion, typical symptoms of black tail, black chin.
External parasitic skin diseases: caused by fleas, scabies mites, demodex mites, ear mites, lice, ticks, etc. The itching sensation of bites can cause cats to scratch and easily develop secondary infections.
Mite infection or mixed mite and fungal infection is a type of skin disease that is highly prevalent and difficult to treat, so if your cat has symptoms of mites, do not hesitate to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Allergic skin disease: Allergies caused by parasites, food and other allergens.
Metabolic skin diseases: Hormonal skin diseases;
Immune abnormal skin diseases: skin diseases related to nutrition, etc.
Prevention and treatment of cat skin diseases
1. Confirm the cause
Only by going to the hospital to diagnose the cause as soon as possible, can targeted treatment be able to exert the maximum effect of treatment without delaying the condition.
2. Control the infection
Especially for skin diseases with high incidence and recurrence like ringworm in cats, it is very helpful to treat local or regular medicated baths to fight infections.
3. Fur care
It is necessary to pay attention to the cat’s skin health in normal times, groom the cat regularly, and take a bath with a natural gentle bath.
4. Supplement nutrition
If the cat’s hair is of poor quality, easy to shed, dry and dull, you can usually supplement some fur nutrition to improve the health of the fur.
5. Clean environment
The cat’s living environment should be kept clean and clean, and the bedding should be disinfected when the cat tinea skin disease occurs!