If you suspect your kitty has feline acne, you may wonder what you should do to help your poor kitty. Fortunately, feline acne is usually easy to identify and treat. Just like you pay attention to proper feeding and medical treatments, you'll want to add grooming and acne prevention to your regular pet health program. You should be able to get kitty's acne under control in a few weeks with proper treatment.
Feline Acne Symptoms
Feline acne looks much like the pimples and blackheads that form on humans. You might notice black specks on your cat's chin or around your cat's lips. Perhaps you've noticed the chin area has become lumpy and sensitive; your cat may pull away if you accidentally touch the chin area. In serious cases, you'll notice sores or abscesses that ooze pus. All of these are symptoms of feline acne.
Feline Acne Causes
Bacteria cause acne in both humans and cats. If your cat has acne, your cat has a compromised immune system that is not fighting off the bacteria that is building up every time your cat eats.
Since bacteria cause feline acne, you'll want to do your best to minimize contact with bacteria that might cause the infections. Try the following:
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