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How to Treat Eczema in Cats

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Written by Thomas Conroy   



Introduction: Eczema in cats can cause an animal experiencing an episode extreme discomfort, but a smart pet owner that knows how to treat eczema in cats can help to relieve the symptoms and improve the quality of life for their cat in a relatively short time. While it is not known what the specific cause of eczema in cats originates from, it is universally accepted that stress, allergies, irritants and fungal infections are contributing factors.

Symptoms of eczema in cats ranges widely in severity from minor scratching to red sores that ooze fluids, skin lesions and hair loss that can occur in large spots. The best way to treat eczema in cats is for a pet owner to first determine the seriousness of the outbreak, while keeping in mind that even a minor issue with eczema in cats can be terribly distressing for the animal in question.

Step 1: A pet owner can treat most minor occurrences of eczema in cats at home using a few well-established home remedies that utilize natural and herbal cures. German Chamomile or Matricaria Recutita has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe the skin irritation in cats experiencing eczema. Galium Aperine is a tonic of sorts that is used to cleanse a cat's body pf toxins that may be responsible for an episode of eczema. To varying degrees Graphites, Witch Hazel, and Marigold have all been used to treat eczema in cats with a fair amount of success. Even changing a cat's diet away from processed cat food and more toward natural food products have shown to be successful in some cases of treating a cat that has eczema.

Step 2: If a relatively mild case of eczema in your cat does not pass quickly, it is wise to enlist the aid of a veterinary professional to treat eczema in cats. A veterinarian can perform a panel of skin tests to help diagnose the most likely reason for the eczema outbreak, and recommend a change in lifestyle that can help your cat to become well once again. These may include but are not limited to prescribing corticosteroids or oral antibiotics that can attack the root of the eczema issue and give your cat relief in a fairly short time frame.

Step 3: In any instance to treat eczema in cats a pet owner should act quickly to not only provide the cat with some measure of relief but to prevent the condition from getting worse. A cat that experiences eczema that goes untreated is more likely to tear skin open while scratching, allowing bacteria to enter it's system and become the possible cause of a much more serious health issue.






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