Cats can get acne. Here’s what to do. - Dr. Marty Becker


Cats can get acne. Here’s what to do.

Tuesday, Apr 24th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Even if your cat isn’t a teenager, she can still get acne, little blackheads or pimples that usually appear on the chin.

You may notice it more readily if your cat has a white or light-colored coat. Causes include allergies, stress and food bowls that aren’t cleaned daily. Some cats react to plastic food bowls.

Before you run out for a tube of Clearasil, take your cat to the veterinarian to determine the type and cause of acne and get a prescription for medication or advice on clearing it up, such as switching to stainless steel or ceramic food and water bowls.

Read more, including a look at the best and worst states for animal cruelty protection, in Pet Connection, the weekly nationally syndicated pet feature I co-write with Kim Campbell Thornton and my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker.