Something doesn't seem right with your cat. It's normally lively to inquisitive behavior has changed, and now, it repeatedly scratches and licks itself. Maybe it needs a bath, you think, but upon closer inspection, you notice red, flaking or scaly skin.
Having a veterinarian identify the issue is recommended, but in the meantime, help your cat manage their symptoms and discomfort with itch relief products available at Eye Envy®.
If your cat has ever suffered from skin irritation, you've probably asked yourself, "How can I soothe my cat's itchy skin?" Whether your cat is fixating on a hot spot or scratching excessively, Eye Envy® has several anti-itch products for cats, including a moisturizing shampoo and healing spray. Our all-natural solutions calm irritated, red or dry skin or supply a source of hydration.
Instant Itch Relief for Your Cat
Eye Envy® On the Spot Itch Relief Spray contains the perfect balance of natural ingredients to stop your cat's itching and heal hot spots with minimal hair loss. This anti-itch solution for cats, as well as dogs, is designed to provide instant relief to your pet's irritated or dry skin. A unique blend of comfrey extract and jojoba oil promotes new skin cell growth while providing anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizing the skin. This cat itch relief spray can also prevent hair loss by minimizing chewing, licking and scratching.
Soothing Shampoo for Your Itchy Cat
Because cat itching can be caused by dry or irritated skin, Eye Envy® has also designed a luxurious moisturizing shampoo for pets that's mild enough for everyday use. This shampoo is enriched with vegetable-based glycerin and tackles dirt and tangles while softening and moisturizing your cat's fur. Plus, this cat itchy skin treatment contains no artificial fragrance and leaves your pet's coat smelling fresh and clean. Eye Envy®'s "Safe & Trusted" policy means you won't find bleach, steroids, antibiotics or other harsh ingredients in any of our itch relief products for cats, so you can feel good about using them.
What Can I Give My Cat for Itching?
Before you attempt to identify why your cat repeatedly scratches and claws at their skin, provide them with relief. Eye Envy® Itch Relief for Cats helps reduce the uncomfortable sensation associated with itchy skin and hotspots, as well as conditions like dermatitis. This all-natural, alcohol-free, pH-balanced spray acts as an anti-inflammatory while moisturizing the skin to prevent further irritation, lessen hair loss and improve healing.
Why is My Cat Itching and Licking So Much?
In general, cats, as well as dogs, start licking themselves excessively in response to an allergy resulting in dry, irritated, flaking or weeping skin. For both cats and dogs, common allergies include:
- Contact allergies
- Environmental allergies
Aside from an allergy, your cat may be licking and scratching an above-average amount due to an infection or parasite present.
Why Is My Indoor Cat Itching So Much?
Your cat spends its days indoors. This better preserves its coat, and you believe doing so lessens its exposure to dirt, debris and the elements. Yet, indoor cats can still pick up dirt and dust, develop infections and may have allergies. In turn, your indoor cat may start scratching itself suddenly and excessively in response to:
- Parasites, including mites or fleas
- Bacterial, yeast or another infection
- Dermatitis or another skin condition
- A food intolerance
- Exposure to dust or pollen causing an allergic reaction
- Insect bites
What Are Cats Most Commonly Allergic To?
What are cats allergic to? Although all pets are different, common allergies across all cat breeds can be attributed to at least one of the following:
- Insects and parasites, including fleas and mites
- Food allergies
- Environmental factors triggering red, dry, itchy or flaking skin, including dust, pollen and mold
Additionally, understand that cats have a small likelihood of experiencing contact allergies in response to shampoos, fabrics and other man-made products resulting in a red, itchy rash around the area of exposure.
How Can You Tell If Your Cat Has Fleas?
If you're wondering how to tell if your cat has fleas, common signs include:
- Scratching that's more frequent than usual or that doesn't seem to stop.
- Patchy fur, including thinning or even bald areas in response to scratching.
- Seeing black specks or small insects in the cat's fur, bedding or parts of your home.
- Visible skin irritation, including red, flaking and dry areas.
- A lethargic attitude.
- Its gums appear light-colored or pale - a response to flea-induced anemia - when you check its mouth.