One of the pricier allergy medications for cats, it often helps when other medications have failed.
Oral solution is easy to administer. Prescribed for cats who have allergic dermatitis, which causes itchy skin and makes cats scratch and lick. Several cat parents say this medication provided relief when others had not.
More expensive than many other cat allergy medications.
Anti-inflammatory medication that helps relieve symptoms of common allergies 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.
An effective and affordable treatment commonly used for ringworm in cats.
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.
A powerful ointment that can be used for cats and dogs to help heal skin issues.
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.
An oral medication that quickly eliminates ringworm and eases symptoms.
Liquid medication is easy to give to cats and quickly eases symptoms of ringworm on the skin. Also quickly eliminates ringworm altogether, which is important since it is so contagious.
Can cause vomiting and diarrhea in some cats.
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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.