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This looks and sounds like something known as feline acne. Basically, they're blackheads, or clogged pores. We have one cat who suffers from this. She commonly gets black spots on her chin, lips, and muzzle, although the underneath of the chin is were we see most of them. The veterinarian identified the spots as acne, and suggested that we try ...


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Based on you picture, I'm happy to say that your bearded dragon is shedding. All you'll need to do, is make sure that she is able to get rid of it okay. Reptiles shed their skin as they grow larger, if you got your bearded dragon when she was older, you might not have noticed it before as the older they get, the slower they grow, which means shedding less ...


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Take to vet immediately. You don’t want this to get infected and it needs to be taken care of so it doesn’t get any worse.


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Some food related things I know to be a help from working with pet food and supplements are: - Coconut unsweetened sprinkled over the food can help the oil in the skin and coat to promote its health, or also coconut oil rubbed into the skin. they love licking it off though (its fine for them to eat) so you got to rub it in good before they get a chance to ...


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The best way to determine the cause of this problem (and find the most effective treatment) is to see a vet. Your cat is clearly uncomfortable, so if there's any way to get him seen, that is the best option. Males can get something called stud tail, but he's older and neutered, so it's not likely. I would suspect this if the fur is oily and he has ...


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Cats naturally have thinner fur in that area, and if you look at the head at just the right angle, it can look almost bald like the photo. On some cats (especially those with darker fur, because of the contrast with the paler skin underneath) it's more noticeable than others. If you look at the cat from another angle, the fur usually looks fairly normal. If ...


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Skin issues with skinny pigs can be quite common. I have two skinny boars at home that when they have dry skin I use an organic coconut oil on their skin and it lifts off the old dry skin and moisturizes it.


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One of my cats has this, and my vet suggested (a) trial and error and (b) if that didn't work, allergy testing. Often the problem is food. In this case, you move the cat to an exclusive diet of a new protein (like rabbit or duck -- there are prescription diets for this) for several weeks. If the symptoms get better then there's a food allergy involved; at ...


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Loss of hair is called "alopecia", and in cats it can have many causes. Obsessive grooming (a mental disorder) Allergies Parasites Fungal/bacterial skin infections Hormonal imbalances The only way to know what is causing your cat's hair loss is to have her examined by a veternarian. They will do tests on a sample of her blood to make sure that she's ...


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It's an untreated wound that should be seen by veterinarian. Only a licensed vet can reliably diagnose what kind of wound this is. If the dog continues to pay attention to it it clearly still affects the animal and further long term damage or harm should be mitigated as soon as possible.


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I know this is a little late but I would recommend not using the pine shaving bedding. I have two skinny boys that I got from 2 different places that both advised me to use paper bedding because the shavings can be irritating/scratchy on their skin so maybe that would be causing the dry spots because of the way it rubs?? I'm not sure but I figured I would ...


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They're called "vibrissae"-- they're not defects, they serve an important function. They're sensitive receptors, like a cat's whiskers. They pick up air currents and alert a dog to any movement or change in their immediate surroundings.


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No, don't worry. Those "bumps" are completely normal. All dogs got them, it just depends a bit on the race how well you can see them. They're very noticeable on our Husky for example. As you've noticed and others mentioned, they are the areas where the whiskers originate. Just check those three spots occasionally, as there might sit ticks right next to ...


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Vaseline works just fine. A dab on the paws before bed and a dab before walks. If you want I'd shop for one but you can make homemade moisturizers for your dog. Shea butter Lavender oil (Lavendula augustifolia) (I chose this because of its calming healing properties) Vitamin E oil Beeswax Olive oil. Pure. Organic. Extra Virgin Little metal ...


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Sadly its impossible to diagnose skin issues online, it needs to be seen in person. Hot spots (bacterial), fungal, allergies, parasites. Maybe they both came in contact with a chemical. Sometimes you need a longer course of antibiotics than average (you said it was helping but would come back). Can always try getting a second opinion or ideally go to a ...


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Looking at the photos my first guess is it could be some small blood clots (a scab like you and I get on a scrape or cut). The kitten may have been scraped or been bit by an insect or scratched slightly by another cat. It does not appear your kitten was attacked though. They could also be granulomas (a little crusty sore) that is a symptom of your cat having ...


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He's just grooming himself, when they wear the collar they can't reach anything so once it comes off it's go time! No concerns as long as the incision is healing nicely :)


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What food was he on vs what he's on now? If it's food related allergies you should try a food that has a different source of protein (ex. fish instead of chicken). Dry itchy skin can also be a problem with the food itself (low quality food vs high quality) - Omega 3 + 6 fatty acids can help (do not buy human grade, veterinary is better). There is also a ...


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Sadly, skin problems always warrants a physical exam. It's one of those things where you need to physically be there to examine the skin and run some tests (i.e skin scrapings) to rule out the problem. The head collar is a great idea, make sure he can't make matters worse. A few things come to mind when an animal chews at himself: Parasites - Fleas are ...


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Dry skin can be caused by a few things: Low-quality diet Allergies Diseases such as hypothyroidism or cushings disease. Pitbulls are notorious for allergies, if you notice excessive itching, hair loss, chronic ear infections, browned paws (from excessive licking) I would consult your veterinarian. I'm a big fan of the DOUXO line, these shampoos actually ...


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So I think we've finally found something that fits the symptoms. Unfortunately, it's a poorly understood condition called Feline hyperesthesia. The start of this video is pretty indicative of what our cat has been doing. We've got her in a cone (which has limited how much damage she can do) but the diet change hasn't stopped the ticking or attempts at self-...


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I will add on to Zaralynda's answer: If he exceeds the requirements for the large dose of Advantix I will assume your cat is obese. We see this often that obese cats cannot clean themselves properly as they are too big to reach which may seem like why he is going crazy trying to groom or itch. Fat cats also build up a lot of dander (flaky skin) and oil ...


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We took our cat to the vet and she took a sample of his skin by pressing a small piece of plastic against the irritated areas. She then ran a test on those samples and found some bacteria present within them. She believed this bacteria was due to an allergy. Her guess was that he is allergic to his plastic water bowl, and the allergy spread from this chin ...


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it is a large pimple or a small abcess,an infection in the skin. it can be painful or get painful quickly so i suggest you take your cat to a vet. the vet will make an small incision to drain it your cat will most likely not need any antibiotics after this procedure. this will be done under local anesthetics so your cat will not feel any discomfort from ...


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Almost all mamals do have nipples just like it is in human female/males. The number of mamarian nipples in cats are normaly 6 to 8 but it can vary from 4 to 10 and the numbers are not always even. More about this here:https://kittyclysm.com/cat-nipples/ if you google cat nipples you will find a lot of information about it. So the answer to your question ...


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Knowing from your other question that your cat is not neutered – Have your cat neutered. The coat will likely improve and there will probably be less shedding. Unneutered males in particular can shed a lot because they are anxious. They are constantly looking for a mate, but – in your case, presumably – not finding one. Unneutered males also have more ...


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Thank you for the extra information, it was realy helpful in finding the likely reason for the swelling. You say he has had this before, and the vet gave antibiotics to treat it and that this did not help. Your cat was later given prednisone and that this helped your cat (prednisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid that supresses the body's immune response)....


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You should speak to your vet about identifying the underlying cause of the dandruff, rather than trying random "home remedies" which will do nothing about the true cause and may or may not be safe for your cat. While a cat can safely consume olive oil in extreme moderation for relief of constipation and hairballs, I have found no references anywhere to using ...


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The vet said it is feline acne, most likely cause by using plastic plate, it is a kind of allergic reaction to plastic, and my kitten was too small to clean itself properly. The best remedy is to dry it with H2O2 hydrogen peroxide multiple times during 5 mins the when it becomes soft try to clean with dry cotton, don't scratch the spot. Repeat the process ...


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