The overall appearance of a cat’s epidermis is intimately intertwined with the health of their internal organs - it’s prudent to make sure you only feed your feline the best, premium, all-natural cat food to avoid stressful skin problems for your kitty.
Don’t think that just because your cat has a skin issue you aren’t a great car owner. Even the most dedicated cat parents can’t prevent every health issue in their furry companion - genetics, the environment, and many other factors are at work. This is not to mention that certain breeds are predisposed to skin issues more so than others.
Symptoms to be on the lookout for to detect skin issues in your cat include inflammation, dry/irritated skin, constant scratching/licking/self-biting, redness, scabs, lumps, and swelling. You’ll have to keep a keen eye, as sometimes even the best veterinarians can overlook the early warning signs of skin conditions in cat. That being said, something like self-licking isn’t always problematic (cat’s do this as part of their routine) you just want to identify when it’s in excess.
Let’s review the types of skin problems cats can have:
If you feel like your cat may have a skin condition, seek help from a veterinarian. Although there are innumerable remedies for skin problems in felines, you should always get advice from a professional before using any of them. In the worst cases, your cat may be hospitalized for their skin problems.
Although keeping your cat inside is one of the best ways to prevent skin problems from developing or getting worse, don’t forget that your cat still requires grooming, entertainment, and socializing.
Don’t forget - we care about your cat’s health and well-being at Snappy Tom, and real chicken or fish are always our number one ingredient - dramatically reducing the risk of your cat getting a skin disease!