Health

June 2017 Issue

Cats Are More Likely to Have ‘Hot Zones’

Their hot spots can pop up with no apparent reason often causing wider and deeper skin damage than occurs in dogs

Unlike dogs who typically develop discrete hot spots in response to irritation, insects and allergies, hot spots in cats are less common for one surprising reason: “Although they can have an identifiable trigger event, they can pop up for no apparent reason,” says dermatologist William H. Miller, VMD, a medical director of the Cornell University Companion Animal Hospital. …

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