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Feline acne: reminiscent of the adolescent, human one, but in the case of cats it affects both young and old ones without making preferences. It is a pathology that affects the skin:feline acne check on the chin, above all, or on the lips. It is not a particularly disabling or serious pathology, for health, but it is rather annoying and recurring. It can be cured and prevented with natural remedies.
L'feline acne it is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands, degenerating it becomes an infection. It is a disease that worsens especially on those cats that are subject to food allergies and intolerances but animals suffering from intestinal disorders, hormonal imbalances and parasitic infestations may also be more at risk than their friends.
L'feline acne it can be understood, in order not to dramatize, an alteration of the normal epidermal balance: if we see spots on the face of our cat, then, it can be her, but we must not be alarmed. How can you not be alarmed byacne humana, it is treated and made sure that it does not come back to disturb.
Feline acne: causes
The causes of thefeline acne but it is considered to be linked to a stressful condition of the animal - not of the owner - or to poor hygiene. In particular, the use of plastic bowls for food and water can be linked to the onset offeline acne because this porous material retains bacteria more easily.
It could also be a plastic allergy. Other causes, less likely but still under consideration, forfeline acne, are the presence of sebaceous glands particularly active, food allergies, dermatophytosis (fungi, ringworm) or hormonal problems. The last two are very, very rare as causes.
Feline acne: symptoms
The first symptom offeline acne, as mentioned, is the appearance of the blackheads on the chin. It is precisely the pores of the skin that are clogged with keratin, forming these black points. This is the first stage of the disease which, however, often and willingly degenerates. It remains a problem that is not serious but must be treated.
In fact, if thefeline acne sees the occurrence of secondary bacterial infections. Secondary because the pores blocked by keratin are colonized by bacteria until the onset of a real furunculosis with folliculitis. At this point we owners are faced with a cat with large pimples, pimples also filled with sebum and pus: the chin appears swollen and swollen, with micro abscesses that have formed in the pores. One of the reasons why the glands tend to get infected is the fact that when the cat has there'Feline acne at the first stage it already tends to scratch.
Recognize thefeline acne it is quite easy, the diagnosis is clinical, unequivocal, usually there is no need to go for a thousand analyzes except in the case of continuous relapses of the disease. At that point, if it continues to present itself, with pus, and does not respond to the antibiotics prescribed by the vet, then, again the vet, may find it useful to have a antibiogram.
Feline acne: natural remedies
In presence of feline acne, There are natural remedies that, if it is not degenerate, they can be effective. Furthermore, always natural are the precautions to not let it arrive, or not to return it. And among these there is not that of covering our cat in an awkward way, as a teenager with a face full of acne would do if he could.
For long-haired cats, being thick natural zonal remedies, it is better to clip the affected area so that the application of topical products is more effective. And the cat doesn't get dirty all over, and us too. After washing well apart with feline acne with warm water, to dilate the pores, it will be re-washed with warm water "corrected" with a drop of essential oil of lavender or tea tree.
Both of these oils are suitable for treatingfeline acne and, in general, they are recommended in case of epidermis with problems of excess sebum or inflammation. It is recommended, always as a natural remedy againstfeline acne, a water solution e mother tincture of calendula, with which to gently pass on the affected area. For the doses, those recommended are about ten drops per twenty milliliters of water, you can use a small soaked gauze, with which to dab and then dry the hair well.
Alternatives to these natural remedies, more measures from feline acne aggravated, are rubbing with disinfectant, or hydrogen peroxide, or Chlorhexidine suitably diluted, or 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. Here, the veterinarian decides the application and can also evaluate, in case of bacterial superinfection, whether to prescribe local antibiotic ointments, or oral antibiotics.
If the boils arose from adegenerated feline acne, they are very large and full of pus, you can also have them pierced, always recommended by the vet. Even if it is not a serious problem, it takes weeks or months to see our cat heal fromfeline acne. In order not to return it, it is advisable to delete the plastic bowls where he eats and drinks, replacing them with others made of ceramic, metal or glass. While we are cleaning, we can also eliminate plant saucers, plastic, and other similar possible source of allergy.
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