Help treat your cat’s skin issues from home

Starting from $12/month.

  • Unlimited vet visits and follow-ups
  • Prescriptions delivered free to you
  • 100% licensed veterinarians

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 $12/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a visit with Dutch like?

When booking a video call with a vet, you'll be asked a few questions about your pet’s health issue. Depending on the issue, you may also be asked to fill out a longer questionnaire about their symptoms and share photographs of them so our veterinarians can better understand what’s going on. You’ll then pick an appointment time that works best for you.

During your video call, one of our licensed veterinarians will talk to you about the symptoms your pet is experiencing, ask you questions, review your pet’s medical history if you’ve provided it, and answer any questions you have. The vet will ask to see your pet and their environment. And they may ask you to perform some simple checks on them if needed.

After your video call, the vet will send you a message with a custom treatment plan to help your pet feel better, including a link to buy any recommended prescription or over-the-counter medications. Place your order and we’ll ship it free.

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 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!