An oral medication that works to treat allergies in cats that often cause itchy skin and lead to constant scratching and licking. Easy to administer and often works when other medications have failed.
Not to be used with cats who have a history of cancer.
Human medication that is commonly given to both cats and dogs to treat ringworm. In general the medication can treat fungal and yeast infections. Helps eliminate skin symptoms of ringworm and clear up the infection altogether.
Vomiting and diarrhea side effects are more common in cats.
Helps relieve itching, redness, dry skin, and inflammation caused by allergies or other skin conditions. Pills are small and easy for most cats to chew but not so small that they are hard to handle.
Not ideal to use with cats who have diabetes.
Features an antifungal medication, antibiotic, an antibacterial, and an ingredient to help with itching. Helps wounds and sore spots heal quickly and can be used on skin, hair, and nails.
Not ideal for use in ears as it can possibly damage hearing.
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Skin and coat medications for cats typically focus on relieving symptoms of allergies or skin conditions that cause itching, redness, and dry skin. Some medications are anti-inflammatories that help relieve symptoms by reducing inflammation. Others work to eliminate the allergic reaction altogether that is causing the skin discomfort. Other medications are meant to treat fungal infections like ringworm that cause skin discomfort. Medications vary between pills and liquids and vary in how easy (or difficult) they are to administer to cats. Costs also vary widely – common medications that are available in generic form are less expensive than name brand medications that are newer.
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