July 2007 Issue

Diagnosis: Feline Acne

A few blackheads are probably harmless, but a severe case of acne can spell trouble for your cat. Here's why.

Some of the most peaceful moments of your day are spent sitting quietly with your cat, stroking her gently, peering into her gorgeous eyes. However, the serenity can well be interrupted if you happen to notice a crop of tiny, mean-looking little black spots on the otherwise lovely animalís chin and lips. What youíre apt to be observing are blackheads, the signs of feline acne, a dermatologic condition that affects male and female cats of all ages and breeds and could warrant a visit to your veterinarian.

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