Medical management of allergic pruritus in the cat, with emphasis on feline atopy

J S Afr Vet Assoc. 1993 Jun;64(2):103-8.


Pruritus associated with allergic skin diseases is an important reason for consultation in feline medicine. The pathophysiology of pruritus is poorly understood in the cat, but histamine and eicosanoids appear to be important mediators. The medical management of allergic pruritus in cats, especially those with atopy, using glucocorticoids, antihistamines, omega-3/omega-6 fatty acid-containing products, and combinations thereof is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Cat Diseases / physiopathology
  • Cats
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / drug therapy
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / physiopathology
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / veterinary*
  • Hypersensitivity / veterinary
  • Pruritus / drug therapy
  • Pruritus / physiopathology
  • Pruritus / veterinary*
  • Skin Diseases / veterinary