Help treat your cat’s skin issues from home

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  • Meet with a licensed vet online
  • Prescriptions delivered to you
  • Unlimited vet visits & follow-ups

Causes and treatment for cat skin irritation

Learn what causes cat skin issues and what to do about it.


If your cat contracts an infection, this can potentially lead to skin irritation. Several types of bacterial and fungal infections (like ringworm) can cause symptoms such as extreme itching, scaling, bald spots, redness, swelling, bumps, and fluid discharge.


Parasites are one of the most common causes of skin issues in cats. Mites, fleas, and other parasites can cause inflammation, itchy skin, sores, scabs, hair loss, and more. The skin condition called mange is caused by mites. Many parasite infestations can be prevented by using a monthly flea and tick medication for cats.


Allergies often produce skin irritation in cats. Food sensitivities, environmental allergens, insect bites, and seasonal allergies can all lead to symptoms like skin inflammation, itching, redness, rash, and hair loss. There are several medications available through a Dutch vet to help your cat’s allergies.


Notice what looks like a rash or blackheads on your cat’s chin? This could be feline acne (yep, they get zits too). Untreated acne can cause itchiness and infections. Fortunately, it’s easily treated with medication.

Treatments for cat skin issues

The treatment for cat skin issues will depend on the root cause of the problem. The most effective treatment method will address the underlying medical condition causing the irritation, such as fleas, allergies, or an infection. With Dutch, you can quickly meet with a top-rated vet who can help identify and treat your cat’s skin issues.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Prescription treatments, delivered to you

Help your cat live a healthier, happier life with expert vet care — wherever you are. With Dutch, you can connect with a licensed veterinarian online anytime and have prescription and over-the-counter medication shipped free to your door.

Get customized treatment plans that combine medication, education, vet-designed behavior modification (if needed), and ongoing care for an array of health issues — starting at just $15/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited video chat access to licensed U.S. veterinarians. Additionally, in certain states our vets can prescribe medication for pets. Members receive specialized treatment plans for their pet that can include medications, therapeutics, and behavioral modification advice (or a combination of all 3). A Dutch membership also includes free shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with Dutch-affiliated vets through messaging and video calls.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What states does Dutch service?

As a Dutch member you can chat directly with a vet in all 50 states and access our OTC products.
If you are seeking prescription medication for your pet we currently offer telemedicine services in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

We will continue to service additional states in the coming months — stay tuned!