Itch Remedies for Your Cat

Ginger cat scratching itchy

Ginger cat scratching itchy

If a cat has an itch, odds are he or she is not happy. Cats who scratch are in misery, so it is a problem that requires immediate attention.

Cats may itch for a variety of reasons, and there are numerous options of anti itch treatments available for you cats. Itch remedies come in pill form, lotions, dips, or sprays and in various price ranges. Some medications are simply identified as anti itch treatment while others are labeled simply as medicated sprays or itch remedies.

Why Would You Need an Itch Remedy?

Well if your cat doesn’t have fleas and is scratching away, he or she is suffering from some kind of skin disease and there is usually an irritant that aggravates the situation.

When a cat is constantly itching, biting, or scratching at the skin, there is a problem. You may be able to visually diagnose your cat’s problem. If you can’t determine the root of the itching, you may have to take your cat to the veterinarian.

Ear mites cause head tilting and shaking, accompanied by scratching at the ears. Contact dermatitis results in red, itchy bumps with inflamed skin at the site of contact with the allergen, which can range from food dishes to detergent. Allergic contact dermatitis is similar to contact dermatitis, but the reaction may spread beyond the initial point of contact.

Food allergy dermatitis results in swelling of eyelids, reddened ears, or severe itching over the head, neck, and back. Walking dandruff results in dry, scaly, flaky skin over the cat’s sides, back, and neck.

There are numerous other skin diseases that can cause discomfort and itching for your pet.

What are the Best Types of Itch Remedies?

There are several choices to treat skin problems. Vetericyn All Animal Hydrogel Spray treats skin abrasions, lacerations, minor irritations, cuts, and intact skin for all animals. Epi-Soothe Cream Rinse/Conditioner Itch Relief for Cats and Dogs helps wash the itching away.

Sulfine Cream is used as a mange treatment, treats pet ringworm, and helps itchy skin, cuts, and scrapes. Davis Dog and Cat Chlorhexidine Spray addressed allergy issues and skin irritations.

If you can convince your cat to take a pill, Chlorpheniramine 4 mg tablets are available in 100 count bottles for less than $5. There are, indeed, a variety of medication options for your itching cat. Medications start at prices less than $5 and go up in prices. As an example, Derma-IonX Pet Skin Care for Dogs and Cats is an all-natural homeopathic medicine which quickly relieves itch issues as well as other skin problems in various animals. This is an example of a product available in bulk, and five bottles cost $111.


Main image by Alf Melin, 2013.

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