Cat Skin Problems Directory
Cats get many of the same skin conditions that people get, often causing itching and irritation. Cats can be susceptible to acne, bacterial infections such as folliculitis, yeast infections, ringworm, shedding, dermatitis, and more. If your cat is exhibiting unusual licking or scratching, or if you notice any skin abnormalities, you should consult your vet. He or she may prescribe topical or oral medications to help treat whatever condition is afflicting your feline. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cat skin problems are contracted, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Why Is My Cat Losing Hair?
Why do cats lick themselves to the point of losing hair? WebMD explains some of the causes, along with treatments.
Skin Lumps and Bumps in Cats: What You Should Know
Lumps and bumps in cats can be harmless or a cause for concern. WebMD tells you about the types and when to get them checked by your vet.
Cat Mange and Scabies: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
WebMD discusses cat mange and scabies including symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Cat Herpes: FVR and FHV-1 Symptoms and Treatments
WebMD discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of cat herpes including FVR and FHV-1.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Skin Problems in Cats
Learn to recognize common skin conditions in cats in this WebMD slideshow. See pictures of feline acne, allergic dermatitis, mites, bacterial infection, and more.
Slideshow: Is My Cat Normal?
WebMD’s slideshow delves into unusual cat behaviors from kneading and sneezing to playing all night, providing cat owners with a better understanding of the normality of their cat’s “harmless kitty quirks.”
Slideshow: Cat Behavioral Problems
WebMD' slideshow on behavior problems in cats offers solutions for issues like scratching, litter box avoidance, urine marking or “spraying,” and excessive grooming and meowing.
Slideshow: Kitten Care -- From Adoption to Kitty-Proofing Your Home
WebMD’s pictorial guide on kitten care helps you understand the basics, from feeding and fun to shots and spaying. It’s everything you need to know before bringing kitty home.