Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Eczema in Cats
- 23 Oct 07:15
- Animal Care
Eczema - a severe inflammatory disease that affects the skin, as well as microsporia. Self-treatment will only lead to deterioration of the condition. Moreover, for correct, even self-care, an exact diagnosis is required, which can only be established by the veterinarian. Hewill determine the causes of the disease and will determine the correct method of eliminating it.
In eczema cats can be acute or chronic in nature. As a rule, chronic eczema is dry. To such a shape, usually, are old animals. Sharp form, accompanied by secretions, are prone to young animals under the age of 2 years.
Any form of eczema in a cat is accompanied by a fever, strange pet behavior, itching and loss of appetite.
Causes of eczema
All causes can be divided into internal and external. The internal ones include:
- Chronic fatigue;
- Digestive problems;
- Hereditary predisposition;
- Old Age;
- Unbalanced nutrition.
For external reasons include:
- Rare or too frequent washing of a cat;
- Mechanical damage to animal skin;
- Insect bites.
Treatment of eczema in a cat is primarily due to the restoration of normal nutrition. It is necessary to balance the nutrition of the animal, to limit meat and fatty foods, but to increase the amount of plant and dairy products in the diet. Also, before the meal, multivitamin complexes are added in liquid form, or they are given tablet vitamins.
Treatment for eczema can be of two types: local therapy and general. After examination and confirmation of the diagnosis, the veterinarian will prescribe:
- Antihistamines( antiallergic to relieve itching);
- Sedation agents, soothing cat, about which we wrote;
- Diuretic drugs for accelerating the process of excretion of toxic substances from the body;
- Different ointments and raster.
Before applying an ointment or mousse, you need to loosen or trim the coat and treat the skin with 70% alcohol. When cleaning the skin it is not recommended to use plain water. If the crust has already been formed, the affected area should be treated with peroxide and removed with tweezers. In very severe cases, use salicylic ointment.
But remember: no treatment is done without a board with a veterinarian and its immediate destination! It is not necessary to spoil the health of the cat using different methods of folk medicine and self-treatment. Do not listen to the OSS( one grandmother said) and advice from others.