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What To Do If Your Cat Is Itching And Scratching?

Persistent itching and scratching are important indicators that there is something wrong with your pet’s skin and hair coat. Itching in cats can be cause by food intolerance, allergy, external parasites, bacterial infections, and hormonal imbalance among others. Taking steps to identify what is causing your pet to behave this way will make it possible to treat the problem using the right medications. 

Upon closer examination of your pet’s skin and hair coat, you may notice scabs, crusts, red patches, pimples and/or acne, dry or flaky patches, hair loss, strong skin odor, coupled with itching, chewing, licking rubbing, or scratching. The thing that you can do to help with your cat’s behavior is to check for:

  • External parasites such as mites, lice, fleas, or ticks
  • Consider allergies to food, airborne allergens (dust, pollen, mold), allergic dermatitis, etc. 
  • Give your pet a premium quality diet and supplements that promote skin and hair coat health such as essential fatty acids (EFAs) and antioxidants

Work closely with your veterinarian Aurora, CO in alleviating your pet’s symptoms and preventing them in the future. 

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