Category Archives: Skin

Feline Scabies

Scabies in cats is also commonly known as cat mange. A burrowing mite is responsible for causing this condition. Fortunately, it is very uncommon in cats, since it would make them very uncomfortable. Feline scabies is a very contagious condition. The mite can easily be transmitted to your cat if he comes into direct contact with an infected animal. If

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Feline Ringworm

Many people take the name feline ringworm literally and believe that the disease is brought on by a worm. The truth is that it’s caused by a fungus. This fungus mainly infects the hair and skin, but can also make its way to the nails. Ringworm in cats is very, very contagious. If you have multiple cats, then one can

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Feline Endocrine Alopecia

There are many reasons why cats can experience problems with hair loss. A relatively rare reason for this to occur is because of feline endocrine alopecia. Vets don’t exactly know why this rare skin condition occurs. Whenever it does develop though, your cat’s hair will start thinning. Various areas of the body will be affected by hair loss. You may

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Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

Hyperesthesia syndrome in cats is a very unique condition. Cats afflicted with it will display unusual behavior at various intervals. It often causes them to lick or chew themselves excessively. Not only can this cause them to lose their hair, but irritation or sores on the skin can also develop. When experiencing an episode, your cat won’t appreciate being physically

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Feline Acne

Feline acne is a condition that can affect cats of any sex, breed, or age. It is characterized by the formation of blackheads, or comedones, on the chin. Although acne in cats can be controlled, there is no treatment to cure it. Causes There is no known exact cause of cat acne. However, there are several factors that can increase

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