A COMPLEX AND FRAGILE ECOSYSTEM…
The skin barrier is essential to protect the body from bacteria, yeasts, allergens and other harmful elements. It also helps retain skin moisture.
The skin offers protection with three different barrier defenses
•The mechanical (or physical) skin barrier
•The immunological skin barrier
•The microbial skin barrier
This balance is fragile and needs your care and protection.
Dry skin, oily or flaky skin, excessive itching or lesions can be symptoms of a defective skin barrier.
Your veterinarian may prescribe a dermatopical product to help you care for and protect your cat's skin.
Effects of a DEFECTIVE skin barrier
A HEALTHY skin barrier