How to Stop Itching in Cats

February 2015 by Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD

Audience: Veterinary Team

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Itching is a major reason cats get taken to the veterinarian. While there's no one underlying cause of itching in cats, getting to the bottom of the condition is particularly important due to the overlap in symptoms between contagious and non-contagious infections that may cause itching. How can shelters and rescue groups, with their limited resources, diagnose, treat and prevent this skin disease?

Join us as Dr. Karen Moriello presents a free webcast, How to Stop Itching in Shelter and Foster Home Cats.

The second in a four-part series on veterinary dermatology in shelter and foster home pets, this webcast will cover the common causes of itching in cats, a practical approach for the diagnosis of their skin disease, and the role of foster families in the diagnosis and treatment of cats.

Attendees will learn:

  • The right questions to ask
  • What the evidence tells us
  • Whether cats can go to foster care
  • Long term management of cats with allergies in foster care
  • What you need to know about transitioning cats to a permanent home 

This four-part veterinary dermatology series by Dr. Moriello is part of an ongoing series of educational programs from Maddie's Institute®, a program of Maddie's Fund®, the nation's leading funder of shelter medicine education. Maddie's Institute brings cutting edge shelter medicine information from universities and animal welfare leaders to shelter veterinarians, managers and staff as well as private practice veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.

This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Moriello is a clinical professor of veterinary dermatology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison where she has been a faculty member since 1986. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and received the ACVD Award of Excellence in 2005. She has authored three teaching textbooks and is currently the co-editor of Veterinary Dermatology, an international journal.  She has authored more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters on all aspects of small animal dermatology. Her research primarily focuses on the practical aspects of the management and treatment of dermatophytosis.

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