Does your cat’s skin look red or is your little ball of fur always scratching? The problem might be sensitive skin. Cats are just like people and have a variety of skin types and issues. The good news is you can help treat and prevent your cat’s skin condition by using the right products.
Causes of Sensitive Skin
The first step is figuring out what is causing your cat’s skin problems. For instance, if you’ve just started using a new cat shampoo and you cat’s skin starts to look red or inflamed; an ingredient in the shampoo might be too harsh for their sensitive skin.
Environmental factors might also to be blame. You may notice your cat scratching and licking more often after a trek outside when the pollen count is high. It’s also important to note that your cat’s skin might seem more sensitive during different seasons; much like your skin can get dry during the winter.
Just like you can be sensitive to certain soaps and detergents, so can your cat. Harsh chemicals in the detergents you wash your cat’s bedding in can cause allergic reactions in cats with sensitive skin. The same holds true for different fabrics.
It never hurts to check with your veterinarian to ensure their sensitive skin isn’t the result of a medical condition. They can also run tests to see if your cat is allergic to specific food ingredients.
Caring For Their Sensitive Skin
You don’t have to let your fur baby suffer. Sensitive skin can’t always be cured, but it can be soothed and protected.
Start by looking for hypo-allergenic detergents to wash your cat’s bedding in. All-natural laundry detergents also work well. The fewer chemicals, the better.
The next step is to buy cat care products designed specifically for cats with sensitive skin. Our line of hypo-allergenic shampoos, conditioners, and wipes are designed to soothe their skin while still cleaning and deodorizing effectively.
Our earthbath Hypo-Allergenic Grooming Foam for Cats and Hypo-Allergenic Grooming Wipes are ideal for quick cleanups without the need for water. They also have skin nourishing ingredients such as aloe vera and Vitamin E. For cats who don’t mind a regular bath, we also have hypo-allergenic shampoo and conditioner with colloidal oatmeal, aloe vera, and vitamins A, B, D, and E.
Sensitive skin doesn’t have to slow your cat down. With the right products and care, your cat and her skin will feel great!