Mars Hill Animal Hospital ‘Cat Skin Care Questions’

Flea Control Products

Posted on: April 9th, 2011

How can I safely use flea control products for my pets? Fleas can be a major problem for pet owners. Not only are these tiny creatures a nuisance, they are also the cause of many diseases such as flea anemia, flea bite dermatitis, and tapeworm infestation. Therefore, strict flea control is a necessary step in
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Feline Acne

Posted on: September 8th, 2010

My cat has developed raised black spots on his chin. What are these? He began with just one spot about two weeks ago, but now there are four. It sounds like your cat may have a common ailment known as “feline acne.” This condition is often treated with a topical cream or shampoo prescribed by
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The skin on my cat’s tail twitches and she digs and bites at it. What can I do?

Posted on: September 8th, 2010

Your first step is taking her to your veterinarian for a checkup. She may have parasites on her skin, or some kind of fungal or bacterial infection. She may also be having an allergic reaction to something. Your veterinarian can test for these conditions with a skin scrape and some blood tests. All of them
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