Feline eosinophilic is a popular inflammatory skin disease. It is a group of lesions that will affect the skin and the mouth of a cat. This is not considered to be a specific disease because it is able to cause different reaction patterns in a variety of cats. There are three legions that have been identified and known to be caused by this condition; indolent ulcer, eosinophilic plaque, and the eosinophilic granuloma.
Although there is no specific breed that will be more vulnerable to it, research shows that females are more susceptible to developing these lesions. Cats that are young and middle aged are more at risk to be affected. It is not known what causes this condition.
However, most believe that it could be an underlying sensitivity to atopy, a food allergy, or an insect allergy. There may also be a genetic predisposition between this condition and the indolent ulcers.
The average type of feline eosinophilic will begin in the cat’s upper lip and close to the median raphe that is across from their teeth. It will begin with erosion and will create a chronicity with a proliferate response. Others will have a swollen lop that will turn into an ulcer at a later time. When this occurs most people are inclined to think that the problem was caused by parasites.
Most cat owners are not aware the exposure their cats have to these parasites. That is why outdoor cats are more prone to contracting this condition when compared to indoor cats. They are exposed to insects and other infected animals and are more vulnerable to them.
The vet will need to examine your cat on the surface and to find anything that might be eroded or ulcerated from the lesion. If there is any bacteria the vet will need to prescribe an antibiotic that will help to fight off any infection. The type of medicine they receive will be depending on the type of lesion that is found and what could be causing it. In some cases this condition is caused by an allergy.