The state of a cat’s skin can be a great indicator of her overall health, which is why it is important to visit your veterinarian at the first sign of any abnormality. Signs there may be a skin problem include excessive scratching, chewing and/or licking.
Common causes of skin irritations for cats include:
• Parasites, such as ear mites and lice
• Seasonal allergies
• Food allergies
• Grooming products
• Seasonal changes
• Environmental factors, including certain chemicals and fabrics
• Bacterial or yeast infections
• Stress or anxiety
Our friends at the ASPCA® have some great tips for skin care that could help your cat avoid many issues.