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  • 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. Pruritus and manifestation of allergic skin disease is an additive process with contributions not only from the underlying allergy but also secondary pruritic conditions such as bacterial infection, yeast overgrowth, and parasitic infestation. Some factors are more important for certain cats than for others; determining which factors are present and may be aggravating underlying cutaneous allergy is central to developing a therapeutic plan for the individual patient. One of the more common reasons for a flare in cutaneous allergy in the cat is the secondary occurrence of flea infestation. Medical options for cutaneous allergy include administration of essential fatty acids (EFA), antihistamines, glucocorticoids, and ciclosporin. A combination of therapeutics is often necessary in the allergic cat to achieve the most beneficial results; there is no single best option for allergy management in any species.

author list (cited authors)

  • Diesel, A. B.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Diesel, Alison B

Book Title

  • Veterinary Allergy

publication date

  • December 2013