Skin Problems With Cats

In this post, you’ll discover some of the more common skin problems with cats. As a pet parent looking after your kitty and ensuring her health and well-being is a responsibility. While most cats will enjoy long and active lives, there are common health problems some will get at one time or another.

Most of the time skin problems with cats can easily be treated, and symptoms will disappear. Ensuring good hygiene such as washing your hands after petting your cat, as well as regular brushing, can help prevent many problems.

If you have a multiple cat household this is even more important. Inadvertently passing the infection onto your kitty’s fur can happen by touching surfaces, or other pets. If one of your fur babies has a skin problem caused by infection, you must ensure you practice good hygiene at all times.

In this article, you’ll discover 7 of the most common skin conditions in cats and how you can tell which type your kitty may have. In addition, you’ll learn how skin problems are diagnosed and what treatments to expect. We’ll also be looking at natural ways to soothe your cat’s skin, as well as how to prevent future occurrences.

Contagious skin problems

Some problems your cat develops with her skin may be due to an infection passed on by other animals. These can include ringworm, fleas, and ear mites. They’re three of the most common, and simple spot-on treatment can help prevent fleas.


Ringworm is a fungus similar in appearance to athletes’ feet in humans. You’d notice a sore-looking patch of skin on your cat, with missing hair. Your kitty will be itchy, and constantly scratching and biting the affected area. Ringworm is very contagious, so immediate treatment is essential. Your vet will prescribe anti-fungal medication as well as shampoo.

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Written by Sophie Grey

I've loved cats ever since I was a young girl, and love to share my knowledge of them with the world! Thank you for reading ❤️ If you've got a question for me, don't hesitate to reach out.