How To Get Rid Of Cat Eczema, Feline Dermatitis, etc

Discover how to get rid of cat eczema by understanding and treating the CAUSE of the problem, rather than just trying to patch up the effect of a deeper problem. Feline dermatitis, cat eczema, just any old scabs on cats, cat skin issues of any type, all have a deep seated cause. Without addressing this, your cat will always have this condition. It can seem to get better with potent drugs such as steroids, but this is suppressing the condition rather than healing it.

how to get rid of cat eczema
From the book The Cats of Lamu

If you are looking for a quick fix, then you’re going to be disappointed. There is no quick fix. The only way to truly heal any condition, in anyone, is to address the cause. There can never be a cure for anything without examining the cause.

This isn’t a popular or a common choice. It takes time and effort on your part. And it isn’t a money spinner for vets or drug companies. They would rather your cat remains on steroids the rest of their life. It makes good economic sense. But lousy common sense.

So let’s get into the cause of ill health, of which cat eczema is just one expression.

Health is a natural state of being. Ill health, for the most part, is man-made. Mostly for someone else’s financial gain. It starts with the diet. When anyone is fed the wrong diet for their species, ill health will always result, sooner or later. The wrong diet never supports a healthy immune system.

Most domestic cats are fed commercial cat food. Yet when you look at the list of ingredients, you won’t find much in the way of natural foods that a wild cat eats. The list can be long, with many cheap ingredients. Plant based foods are cheap for the manufacturer, but spells disaster for cats, who are carnivores.

You’ll also find various ‘supplements’. These are synthetic (cheap) because the manufacturer knows the ‘food’ lacks nutrition. No synthetic ‘nutrition’ works. Real nutrition is only found in food, in healthy, fresh food.

For a good while, often many years, the cat can appear to be doing well on the commercial diet. But that is only because the cat’s body strives very hard to stay healthy. Put the wrong fuel in your car, an inanimate object, and you get an instant result. Put the wrong ‘fuel’ in your (animate) cat, and you don’t see the immediate effect. But, under the surface, your cat is struggling to maintain good health. The immune system is slowly deteriorating.

So, the number one take home message when you truly want to learn how to get rid of cat eczema, is to feed your cat the diet the species evolved on – fresh, good quality, balanced, raw.

The second problem that leads to feline skin conditions, such as a cat skin rash or cat allergy eczema, is veterinary medications. All medications are chemical. These are toxic to cats in particular, who are very sensitive beings. The skin is the number one overload area to release toxic substances when the normal elimination paths are at maximum capacity.

But the medications are also suppressive in nature, so don’t deal with the cause, or effect a lasting reversal of the condition.

Symptoms of ill health are individual signs that all is not well. Something in what you are doing is not in the best interests of the cat. It doesn’t mean you should race off to the vet and have that symptom suppressed with a drug. It means you need to examine what came before the problem and what your cat eats.

There are two major players in discovering how to get rid of cat eczema – the diet and the treatment. Holistic healing supports both a natural diet and a healthy immune system.

Learning about the best diet as well as converting a cat, who is known to be a fussy feeder, isn’t always straight forward. Learn what a healthy diet is and get support here.