There are many reasons that cats develop skin problems. Sometimes it’s because of a poor quality diet or an allergy to fleas or foods. Whatever the reason, here’s an easy remedy for helping your cat’s skin issues at home.
Cat Nip Tea Tip For Helping Your Cat’s Skin Issues
This is a natural remedy for all types of issues – it works great to relieve the itchy skin our cats sometimes face. If your cat doesn’t like to be bathed, simply apply this to the itchy area and let dry.
Recipe For Cat Nip Tea
Place 1-2 teaspoons of dried catnip leaves in a glass and pour one cup of hot water over it (do not use boiling water). Let it sit for 15 minutes and cool.
See? It’s as simple as that!
Remember that this is a symptom reliever. We are passionate about not just treating symptoms but also addressing the underlying problem. If your cat has skin issues, it is important that you get to the root of the cause. Poor quality diets that contain corn, wheat, soy, etc. can commonly cause skin problems in cats. Our feline friends are unable to digest these grains, so they develop sensitivities to these ingredients. Be sure to read the ingredient list in your cat’s food before feeding it to your kitties.
The high amount of carbohydrates in dry kibble foods create inflammation in the body, which can also result in skin issues. Switching your cat to a moisture rich, species appropriate diet can often stop the skin issues in cats completely. The health of the hair follicle is directly proportional to the overall health of your cat. ‘You are what you eat’ holds true for our kitties as well. Feeding a high quality fresh food diet is one of the best decisions we can make for our cats.