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Your cat's skin

The general condition of your cat's skin and coat are good indicators of overall health. Help care and protect your cat's skin with regular grooming and skin care products designed specifically for cats.

The Skin Barrier


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 skin barrier
  • The immunological skin barrier 
  • The microbial skin barrier

This balance is fragile and needs your care and protection.


The skin has a principal role: protection from outside aggressors, temperature regulation, and sebum regulation.

Dry skin, oily or flaky skin, hot spots, and excessive itching can be symptoms of a defective skin barrier

Your veterinarian can prescribe the best DOUXO® product to help you care for and protect your cat's skin.

Effects of a DEFECTIVE skin barrier

A HEALTHY skin barrier

  • Dry skin
  • Bacteria and yeast overgrowth
  • Allergen penetration
  • Abnormal cell turnover and shedding
  • Retains moisture
  • Maintains normal bacterial and yeast flora
  • Prevents penetration of allergens
  • Ensures normal cell turnover