- Skin allergies often cause intense itchiness, resulting in frequent scratching and overgrooming.
- Left untreated, your cat may develop open sores, ulcers, and hair loss.
- There are three common triggers for skin allergies in cats including food allergies, flea-related allergies, and environmental allergies.
- Treatment will depend on which trigger is causing their allergies.
Cats have a natural instinct to scratch and groom. But when you notice your cat scratching more than usual or overgrooming it may be a sign that something is wrong. Just like humans and dogs, cats can develop skin allergies too.
If left untreated, your cat can become uncomfortable and develop painful symptoms like lesions and even hair loss. So, it’s important to get informed and know the signs of a skin allergy so you can get your cat the treatment it needs. Here’s what you need to know about skin allergies in cats!
Common Signs of Skin Allergies in Cats
Skin allergies often cause intense itchiness. This usually results in frequent scratching and overgrooming. Over time, this can lead to open sores, ulcers, and scabs. Your cat may also develop hair loss from intense scratching and overgrooming.
Skin allergies can also cause infections, such as ear infections. So, be on the lookout for debris in their ears. Other signs of an ear infection include shaking their head or scratching their ears often. If your cat is in pain, their mood may change, so it’s important to also be on the lookout for behavioral changes.