Dermatitis solaris and its treatment in van cats

Karaca M., Tutuncu M., Akkan H. A., Yuksel H., Keles I., Agaoglu Z.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.83, no.12, pp.1309-1310, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1309-1310
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Dermatitis solaris is a skin disease of light coloured cats and dogs seen in summer season. The disease occurs especially on the unpigmented areas such as tip of the ears, nose, body and extremities as a result of phototoxic reactions when subjected to ultraviolet lights. The disease has been reported to come into view as chronic dermatitis in cats having white ear and blue eyes. (Haziroglu and Milli, 1998). The pathogenesis of feline dermatitis is thought to occur as a result of free radicals released after phototoxic reactions (Soter, 1990).