Skin Inflammation Due to Allergies (Atopy) in Cats
Atopic Dermatitis in Cats
Atopic Dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronic skin disease associated with allergies. These allergic reactions can be brought on by normally harmless substances like grass, mold spores, house dust mites, and other environmental allergens.
Furthermore, dogs are more prone to atopic dermatitis than cats. If you would like to learn more about how this disease affects dogs, please visit this page in the PetMD health library.
Symptoms and Types
Often symptoms associated with atopic dermatitis progressively worsen with time, though they become more apparent during certain seasons. The most commonly affected areas in cats include the:
The signs associated with atopic dermatitis, meanwhile, consist of itching, scratching, rubbing, and licking, especially around the face, paws, and underarms.
Early onset is often associated with a family history of skin allergies. This may lead the cat to become more susceptible to allergens such as: