Itchy cat

Cats can suffer from pruritus without their owners being aware from it.Most often itchy cats use their tongue to scratch themselves and this can be misinterpreted by owners as normal grooming.Itchy cats can show lesions as dermatitis , ulcer, alopecia ( symmetrical or non-symmetrical ) and granuloma or a mix of them.Areas of body which are often involved can be : back,abdomen,legs, upper lip,neck, facial and ears.

Common Causes:

Ectoparasites like flea ,lice,

Infections such as fungal infection

Allergies: food allergy, Atopic dermatitis

Diagnosis:

Cytological examination by impression smear

wood’s lamp examination

Culture for fungal and bacterial infection

Flea comb

Strict dietary trial for food allergy

Treatment:

On the basis of diagnosis it is done.

 

 

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