Feline Miliary Dermatitis Treatment with Pyrethrin

Feline Miliary Dermatitis is a condition, also known as "scabby cat disease", that causes a cat's skin to develop red patches, bumps or irritation. Feline Miliary Dermatitis is not a disease unto itself, but more of a symptom of any number of other diseases or infections in cats. Often causing severe and intense itching, Feline Miliary Dermatitis can be identified by reddish and crusty bumps and a rash near the head, neck, back and tail areas. There are many different treatments for the Feline Miliary Dermatitis condition; among those is treatment with Pyrethrin.

Pyrethrin Has Low Potential for Toxicity

Pyrethrin is an extract from the Chrysanthemum flower used in many forms of insecticide. Since Pyrethrin comes from a natural source, its potential for toxicity in cats is low. This makes Pyrethrin quite safe for use in treatments of pests such as fleas, mites, lice and ticks. 

Pyrethrin for Flea Control

One of the more common causes for Feline Miliary Dermatitis is an over-sensitivity to flea bites. In this case, treatment with Pyrethrin is recommended. Pyrethrin is considered to be one of the safest insecticides, and many types of flea and tick control products contain this compound.

Pyrethrin Flea Shampoo

Flea and Tick shampoos containing Pyrethrin are readily available. If possible, bathe your cat using a Pyrethrin shampoo to kill fleas on contact to begin healing of the Feline Miliary Dermatitis.

Pyrethrin Dip

Dips containing Pyrethrin are available for cats. Pyrethrin dips kills and repel fleas, ticks, lice, gnats, mosquitoes and flies. If possible, you'll want to first bathe your cat with soap or a Pyrethrin flea shampoo and water. Either way, a dip will quickly cover the entire body making it easier to administer treatment of your cat's condition.

Pyrethrin Fogger

Sometimes it's impossible to get a cat within miles of water. If this is the case, it may be more practical to treat your home, pet beds and surrounding areas for fleas. A fogger containing Pyrethrin is available to kill fleas and other insects, and to stop the flea cycle. A fogger will reach fleas and eggs hidden in carpets, under rugs, inside drapes and curtains, under and around upholstery and inside your cat's bedding. 

Repeat Treatments

If a hyper-sensitivity to fleas is determined to be the cause of Feline Miliary Dermatitis in your cat, it is highly recommended that you become diligent in controlling, treating and killing fleas in your home and your pet's environment. Repeat shampoo, dip and fogger treatments with products containing Pyretrin as often as necessary. Also consider one of the many Pyrethrin-based insecticides on the market for treatment of fleas, ticks, mites and lice around the outside of your home, in your yard and in your garden areas. 

Visit Your Local Pet Store

Pyrethrin-based flea and tick control products are commonly used and readily available at most local pet stores. Insecticides containing Pyrethrin can be found in the home and garden section of your local hardware store or garden shop.