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What could my cat be allergic to?

Cats are no strangers to allergies. They can become overly sensitive to some of the same things people can, such as dust, mold, food and pollen. If fleas find their way onto your cat, a single bite from one of them can cause allergies as well.

The first sign of an allergy in a cat will most likely be scratching, not sneezing. That’s because the most common allergies affecting cats cause skin irritation, which causes itching. A cat that gets a skin allergy will cope by scratching, biting, and licking itself in hopes of finding relief. In severe cases, cats may even pull out their fur.

While allergies can’t be cured, there are remedies that can help relieve the itching and discomfort in your cat. Your veterinarian may prescribe medicated shampoos, steroids, essential fatty acids, or allergy injections to help your cat deal with skin allergies.

Below are some products that Virbac has developed to aid in the management of skin allergies in cats. If you have questions about any of these products, be sure to talk with your veterinarian. As with any product you use on your pet, always listen to your veterinarian’s instructions and read the product label.

Our Products
CORTISOOTHE<sup>®</sup> Shampoo

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CORTISOOTHE<sup>®</sup> Shampoo

CORTISOOTHE® Shampoo

CORTISOOTHE® Shampoo is a soothing shampoo that aids in hydrocortisone responsive skin conditions in dogs, cats and horses.

Your Questions Our Answers

Does CORTISOOTHE® Shampoo have any age restrictions?

Virbac does not have any age restrictions for use of CORTISOOTHE Shampoo.

What is the fragrance of CORTISOOTHE Shampoo?

CORTISOOTHE Shampoo has a pleasant green apple scent.

Can I use CORTISOOTHE® Shampoo past its expiration date?

We do not suggest using any product past its expiration date.


EPI-SOOTHE<sup>®</sup> Shampoo

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EPI-SOOTHE<sup>®</sup> Shampoo

EPI-SOOTHE® Shampoo

EPI-SOOTHE® Shampoo with SPERULITES® Microcapsules is a natural oat-grain derivative, soap free shampoo designed for soothing and cleansing dry and sensitive skin in dogs, cats, and horses of any age.  

Your Questions Our Answers

Can I use EPI-SOOTHE® Shampoo on a pregnant or lactating animal?

Virbac does not have any safety studies on the use of this shampoo on pregnant or lactating pets. 


EPI-SOOTHE<sup>®</sup> Cream Rinse

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EPI-SOOTHE<sup>®</sup> Cream Rinse

EPI-SOOTHE® Cream Rinse

EPI-SOOTHE® Cream Rinse is formulated to help relieve dry, itchy, sensitive skin in dogs, cats and horses of any age. This unique formula helps restore natural skin oils and moisture, makes the hair coat more manageable and helps prevent tangles, and adds a high sheen to the hair coat. 

Your Questions Our Answers

How long do I leave EPI-SOOTHE Cream Rinse on my pet before washing it off?

Leave the product on for 5-10 minutes, then lightly rinse.


RESICORT<sup>®</sup> Leave-on Lotion

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RESICORT<sup>®</sup> Leave-on Lotion

RESICORT® Leave-on Lotion

RESICORT® Leave-On Lotion is a unique lotion that aids in hydrocortisone responsive skin conditions in dogs, cats, and horses. RESICORT Leave-On Lotion allows for ease of application and prolonged contact time of the ingredients with the hair coat and skin. This product does not leave any oily or sticky residue on the hair coat.


If you have questions about any of these products or specific concerns about your pet’s health, print out our Checkup Checklist and contact your veterinarian.