Feline skin disorders
Types and indications of the feline skin disorder
Continuous itching and resultant skin damage .
Miliary dermatitis is condition in which one can see formation of multiple crusty lesions on the cat's skin.It is an itchy dermatosis associated with greasy, dandruff-filled small crusts all over the body. Sometimes, one can see these lesions more in the neck, tail or head areas. These lesions can be very itchy resulting in constant scratching by the cat and grooming problems can result from this.
Another manifestation of a skin disorder in cats is rodent ulcers. Rodent ulcers affect the lip area and the lips can look to be eroded or eaten away. Linear granulomas and eosinophilic plaques are other types of skin disorders in cats. Plaques can be seen around the trunk areas and granulomas, near chin or the hind legs.
Causes of skin infections
Different disorders appear with different symptoms but the causes of skin disorders in cats can be attributed to fleas and other parasites. However, there are other causes also which can be summarized as:
Ear and other mites.
Treatment and prevention
A complete diagnosis by a vet is necessary to identify the cause and prescribe treatment. Investigation may be conducted in different stage. Physical examination ,analysis if hair samples, and coat brushing to look for flea related conditions, monitoring of response to flea control medication and different diets to understand food allergies, or even an intradermal check for allergies. It must be said, that not all investigations result in root cause identification, however, the vets try a step by step approach to remove the skin disorders .Extensive studies reveal that flea induced skin disorder is the most common cause and all must be done to ensure eradication of fleas from the household.
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