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Natural Pets TV is a new series of YouTube videos from Pet World Insider dedicated to promoting of the health of our canine and feline companions. In episode six of Natural Pets TV: Cat Edition, Pet World Insider's Robert Semrow, Natura Petz Organics' Heidi Nevala, and NoBowl Feeding System's Dr. Liz Bales (my fellow Penn Vet alum), and I takle skin problems affecting our feline friends.
As the skin is the body's largest organ it can be affected by many factors both external and internal. From ectoparasites (fleas, ticks, mites, mosquitoes, etc.) to bacterial and yeast infections, seasonal and non-seasonal allergies, metabolic disease (hyperthyroidism, etc.), obesity (causing skin folds and inability to groom oneself), behavior problems, nutrition, and more, there are so many aspects of feline health we veterinarians must consider when assesing cats for dermatologic disorders.
Besides the physical examination your cat receives, your veterinarian may need to perform diagnostics like skin impression smears/scrapings, allergy testing/blood/urine/fecal testing, food elimination trials, and more.
Some cats even need to see a veterinary dermatologist to have their skin problems fully assessed and treated.
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