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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

Acne in Cats

Closeup of tabby cat faceMany of us have experienced having acne at least once in our life. The blemish usually pops up at the most inconvenient of times, and in a very visible spot on your face. In humans, a break-out can be caused by anything from stress, to clogged pores, to changes in hormone levels, but did you know that your cat can also get acne? Read on to find out more about how this skin condition affects our feline friends.

Breaking Out

Cat acne is an inflammatory dermatitis that affects the chin and lips. Some cats only experience it once; however it can be a recurring problem for others. While it is unknown exactly what causes a break-out, it is thought that it could be a disorder of normal skin turnover and development, poor grooming, abnormal oil production, immunosuppression, viral infection, or stress. It can occur at any age, or in any breed. Some of the signs of cat acne include the following: Continue…