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    Oct 2015
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    Laugh Cat Cat Acne

    Cats get spots too. Just like humans, felines can experience unwanted breakouts of blackheads and whiteheads on their skin. It occurs when the sebaceous glands (tiny glands under the surface of the skin) produce too much of an oily substance called sebum. Sebum is necessary to lubricate the hair follicles that sebaceous glands are attached to, but too much of it can mix with dead skin cells and block up the follicle. Plugged follicles close to the skin protrude outwards to create whiteheads, while follicles that are open form blackheads. Cat acne is usually found on the chin and lower lip. Some cats will only get spots once or twice, while others experience breakouts throughout their lives. It’s easier to see cat-ne on cats with pale fur, but age, breed and gender aren’t factors in whether or not a cat develops acne. If you want to check whether your feline could do with some skincare, look out for red pimples, crustiness on the chin, black ‘dirt’ from blackheads that clings to the fur and black spots on the lips or gums. In severe cases, you might notice bleeding crusts, pustules, nodules, very red skin or hair loss. If your cat is in pain or has severe symptoms, you should always take them to the vet. Clean, healthy cats are the most likely to be free from breakouts of cat-ne......................
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    Apr 2018


    This brings up a good question. What shampoo do you use for this condition. I was told it should be follicle flushing. Hmm. In the past I have fallen back on the vet to prescribe the shampoo. So if not relying on that, what shampoo would use? Non infected type.


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