Some common skin issues that present themselves are -
- Gland hyperplasia or stud tail – this is a heavy, waxy build up on top of the tail, near its base. The skin underneath the build-up can have blackheads and feel very bumpy. The condition is most common in tomcats but also occurs in females and neutered males and is caused by oversecretion of the sebaceous glands.
- Feline acne (chin acne) – this is a blockage of skin pores and excess sebum is the main cause and if blackheads form, a secondary bacterial infection can develop.
- Tumours, Abscesses, Warts, Scars, Ringworm etc.