How to Deal With a Cat’s Itchy Skin

How to Deal With a Cat’s Itchy Skin

Mar 10, 2022
10 min

Itchy skin in cats is a pretty frequent issue, and determining the source of the problem is crucial to finding a remedy that will improve your cat’s general health. Here are some of the most prevalent reasons of itchy skin in cats, as well as some of the things you can do to help them feel better.

Flea and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are a main cause of itchy skin in cats, particularly those who venture outside or have canine siblings. Cats attacked by fleas may experience excessive itching, bare places on their coat, red or irritated skin, and even visible sores as a result of the flea saliva.

Shampoos, collars, spot-on treatments, and oral prescription drugs are just a few of the flea and tick management alternatives available. You may help your pet avoid the itching skin caused by fleas or ticks by keeping them on a year-round insect protection plan.

It’s also necessary to treat your yard and home to keep the insect population under control. However, be sure that whichever products you use are specifically made for cats, as canine products can be detrimental to your cat.

Grooming on a regular basis can also assist. The more you pay attention to your cat’s skin and coat, the more likely you are to notice any problems early on.

NHV First Aid Spray for Pets 30ml 

A soothing antiseptic spray that helps reduce pain and irritation while helping to heal and protect wounds from infection.


  • Possible Indications: Cuts, wounds, scratches, fungal or bacterial infections of the skin and abscesses.
  • Cautions and Contraindications: Do not spray near or into eyes or nose. May initially sting an open cut.
  • Herbal tincture.
  • Topical spray for external use.
  • Safe For All animals


Food and environmental allergies can both affect your cat’s skin, and pinpointing the exact cause will take some assistance from your veterinarian. While food allergies are uncommon in cats, changing their diet can help them get rid of their skin problems.

Environmental factors are more difficult to determine because your cat is likely exposed to a variety of various things both inside and outside your home. Begin by noting any recent changes in detergents, soaps, or cleansers, for example.

Make an appointment with your veterinarian to find out what’s causing your cat’s itching from allergies, and be sure to ask about interim treatment alternatives. In some circumstances, anti-itch therapies such as hypoallergenic shampoos can be useful.

NHV Multi Essentials Supplement for Pets 100ml 

A plant-based multi-vitamin herbal extract that helps fill nutritional voids, aids digestion, and enhances nutrient absorption. Multi Essentials also helps stimulate the metabolism, reduces fatigue, increases energy and promotes healthy skin and coat.


  • Possible Indications: Anemia, malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiency, digestive issues, overall health support.
  • Cautions and Contraindications: Pregnancy, lactation.
  • Herbal extract with glycerin.
  • For internal ingestion.
  • Safe for All animals, reptiles, and avians.

Dry Skin

Dry skin in cats can be caused by a variety of reasons, including a nutritional deficiency, low humidity in their habitat, and aging, to name a few.

A humidifier in the room where your cat spends the most of their time can be a quick remedy if your cat’s skin is responding to low humidity in your home. Diet can also be used to cure dry skin. Oatmeal-based shampoos can also assist to relieve skin irritation.

NHV All Clear Ointment for Pets 60ml

Herbal ointment for skin diseases (dermatitis) and inflammation of bacterial or fungal skin. It helps speed healing, soothes inflamed skin and decreases scratching while removing infections of bacteria and fungi.  


  • Possible Indications: Skin disorders, bacterial and fungal skin infections, dry, flaky, red, or greasy skin, dermatitis, hot spots, cuts and scrapes, abscess relief, and burns.
  • Cautions and Contraindications: Do not apply on open or bleeding wounds.
  • Herbal ointment with olive oil and bee’s wax. For external use only.
  • Safe for All animals. 

“Prevention is always better than cure”

Regular inspections of your cat’s skin condition are another approach to catch problems early and solve them before they become uncomfortable.

Dryness, flaking, wounds, redness, scrapes, lumps or patches of hair loss, and symptoms of fleas and ticks should all be looked for on your cat’s skin on a daily basis.

Make an appointment with a veterinarian if you see a problem and want to talk about the possible reasons and treatment choices.

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