One of the most common causes of itchy skin in cats is fleas. Many cats are allergic to fleas and can experience intense itching with just one flea bite. When faced with a flea problem, it is important to remember that flea control requires a three-step approach: the cat's body, the indoor environment and the outdoor environment. Diatomaceous Earth, a mineral dust, is an excellent flea killer that can be used safely indoors and out. Make sure to purchase "food grade," which is designed to be safe around mammals. Spread this over your entire yard; you will want to repeat the application after a heavy rain. Inside, you can sprinkle small amounts around your cat's bedding and on carpets. Just vacuum the area after a couple of days. For fleas that are on your cat, purchase a good quality flea comb and comb your cat daily. Place a small amount of liquid dishwashing soap in a cup of water, and scrape the fleas collected on the comb into the solution. Baby shampoo works well as an all-purpose shampoo for your cat. Allow the shampoo to remain on your cat for several minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Drs. Foster and Smith Itch Stop Kit| Itchy Pet Skin
Is your cat struggling with itchy skin or other allergy problems? Here at Medi-Vet, we have medication and treatments for practically any skin issue: itching skin, excessive dander, runny nose, sneezing, red eyes, congestion, inflammation from bug bites, bee stings, vaccination reactions or other allergens. You can rely on Medi-Vet’s vet-trusted products to help relieve your cat’s allergy symptoms. We supply popular cat allergy treatments from trusted brands such as Homeopet and Naturvet and we have a large selection of cat allergy medicine. We also carry antihistamines, nasal drops, medicated lotions, anti-itch sprays and shampoos to relieve cat allergies, skin inflammation, sinus infections, dry skin and more.
Itch Stop Spray for localized treatment, and 0.85 oz
In my opinion, one of the most important things we can do for itchy cats is to frequently bathe them. Bathing will often relieve inflammation and itchiness, disinfect the skin and remove the foreign proteins (allergens) responsible for the clinical signs. Frequent bathing also reduces the quantity of conventional medications needed to control itching. Ideally, you should use a USDA certified organic shampoo with healing herbs and oils that is specifically made for frequent bathing. This minimizes the risk of irritating and drying the skin.
Itch Stop Salve for individual bites and scrapes