Whatever the colour or the thickness of their fur, all cats can have skin problems. Dermatology issues and flea infestation are common.
What to look for ?
Unlike dogs, which tend to scratch at skin problems, cats are more likely to lick problem areas. As it isn't that different than ordinary grooming behaviors, it may be difficult to recognize cat's skin issues. Any change in your cat's general behavior, like over-grooming, may be the first indicator of skin problems.
If you have any doubt, take a close look at his or her coat and skin. You should suspect a skin issue as soon as you see brittle, lackluster or quilted fur, greasy, flaky or irritated skin.
Skin problems don’t only affect the health and comfort of your cat. They are often uncomfortable and challenging for you to manage too.
Since it takes a new, healthy skin cell about four weeks to mature and be present near the skin surface even mild skin diseases may take weeks to resolve. That's why, to help you taking care of their skin in the long-term, easy and waterless DOUXO® solutions exist. If you groom your cat and the skin or coat problem returns hurry along, contact your veterinarian for a consultation. He will recommend you the best treatment option to relieve your cat.