Why the cat scratch

Ear ticks

Ear mites are very small size parasites (not visible to the naked eye), that settle in the ears of a cat. They are attracted to oily secretions and sulfur. The life of ticks causes inflammation of the skin and can cause severe infection. Symptoms in the ear tick are usually pronounced: the cat trembles its head, it is constantly Czech, experiencing unsterpable itching in the ears, a specific smell appears, and the inner side of the ears is covered with dark corsts.

Launched lesion by the ear tick can trigger the development of otitis. Therefore, the cat should be treated in a timely manner, burying a special drug in the ears. For example, “Otoferonol”, “Amitrazine plus”, “Amit”, and others.

Allergic dermatitis

Cats may have an allergic reaction to food, $ animal care products, household stimuli or from the outside environment (on perfume owners, on plastic, cigarette smoke, on road reagents, pollen, etc.). For example, if a cat combs the neck or head, you most often have to talk about food allergies. In this case, you can try to change the feed. If a cat strenuously scales or above measure licks the base of the tail, it may be allergic to dust mites living in carpets. If strenuously washes the snout with periodic scratching of the eyes and nose, an allergy to floral pollen is likely.

Treatment for allergies is to remove allergens from the surrounding cat environment, as well as the use of special drugs. For example, cortisone or steroids that are able to control allergies. And the most reasonable thing is to seek help from a veterinarian, because only a specialist can identify the allergen and prescribe the right treatment.

A ringworm

fungal infection called ringworm is more likely to affect small kittens and young cats. The disease is accompanied by severe itching, the animal is boxed almost continuously. Comb locations are characterized by rounded molds, on which flaking skin without wool is distinguishable. Such lesions are most commonly formed on the head, on the ears, on the neck, chest or on the front paws. The method of treatment depends on the severity of the disease, but usually wash the cat with special shampoos, lubricated with ointments and give medication, which was prescribed by the veterinarian.

ringworm is a contagious disease that can pass on to other pets as well as humans. Therefore, along with treatment, it is necessary to disinfect all items, bedding, carpets, etc.


Excretions and eggs of blood-sucking small insects can be found on the pet’s wool, and fleas themselves — on the skin. The cat is continuously Czech, on the skin there are wounds covered with a cow, at the base of the tail the coat becomes rare. Today there are many preparations for getting rid of fleas — from gels that apply on the withers of the animal, to a special collar.


Disease, something similar to ringworm, only caused not by fungus, but by scabies itching – small a blood-sucking parasite measuring 0.1-0.4 mm. It has an almost transparent body, so it cannot be seen with the naked eye. Itchy admires the upper layer of skin on the head (most often), sometimes on the chest, in run-down cases scabies spread throughout the back. The cat is constantly Czech, balding, the skin is covered by a bleeding cow. Itchy intensifies at night, sometimes in affected areas there are pustings. A timely diagnosis can be made by a veterinarian through microscopic examination, as well as prescribing the necessary treatment.

Dry skin

Some cats, like humans, suffer from excessive skin dryness, especially during winter. The skin under the coat peels, forming dandruff and causing itching. This does not pose a particular danger to the health of the cat, but it is still necessary to pay attention to its nutrition, care, maintenance in general. Sometimes it is enough to use a special shampoo, food with polyunsaturated fatty acids and natural vitamins, as the problem disappears without a trace.

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