- Eliminate the offending substance(s)
- Bathe with hypoallergenic shampoos to remove the antigen from the skin
- Create mechanical barriers, if possible, to restrict your pet from the offending environment
Living and Management
The most important, yet difficult thing to do is to remove your cat from the environment that brought on the condition. If the dermatitis resulted form an irritant and not an allergy, recovery will be quick once the irritant is identified. If the dermatitis is the result of an allergy, it may have developed over months or years. If your pet is exposed again, symptoms will be apparent from three to five days following exposure. The symptoms may then persist for weeks. If the antigen can be identified and removed, a return to normal health generally takes place within a few weeks. If you are not able to identify the allergen, there is a possibility that you will have to treat the symptoms with medications for the rest of your cat's life.
Any type of arachnid excluding ticks
The sac that holds the testes; may also be referred to as the scrotal sac
A reaction to a certain pathogen that is out of the ordinary
A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed
Any substance or item that the body of an animal would regard as strange or unwanted; a foreign disease or virus in the body (toxin, etc.)
Any substance with the potential to produce an allergic reaction in an animal prone to such a reaction.
The area between the abdomen and thighs; the inguinal area