Judging by their self-grooming abilities alone, there is perhaps no pet more conscious about their skincare than feline friends. Compared to their canine pals, cats do not necessarily need to be taken to the groomers as they do a great job of grooming themselves. However, it is still a good idea to bring them into the vet’s office for professional nail trims and checkups to ensure their dermatological health is in top shape. To learn more, please call us at 250-743-3223.
How can I keep my cat’s skin healthy?
One of the easiest steps you can take is to ensure your cat comes in for a checkup at least once a year. This way, their doctor can spot and treat any skin issues (and other underlying health problems) right away. It is also a good idea to:
- Make sure they have a well-balanced diet
- Consider professional cat grooming
- Consider dietary supplements and vitamins
- Ensure your cat is always on anti-parasitic medications
How are skin issues treated in cats?
Therapy will vary according to your pet’s specific case. The doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications and/or corticosteroids to reduce redness and itchiness. They may also prescribe antibiotics if the skin problem is caused by some sort of infection. Allergy shots may be given to cats whose flare-ups are caused by allergic reactions. In addition, the doctor may prescribe anti-parasitic medications if the problem is due to parasites.