Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- Brain and nerves
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
Read our veterinary guide to some of the most common skin conditions in cats, such as fleas, allergies and skin infections.
Atopic dermatitis (atopy) is an allergy to something in the environment (such as pollen, moulds, grass or dust mites).
A cat’s claws and teeth are covered in bacteria, if they bite or scratch each other it’s very likely that an infection will develop.
Demodex causes red, crusty skin, hair loss and a scaly coat, worst around the eyes and feet. Demodex is normally quite simple to diagnose but treatment can be challenging.
Cats spend a lot of time grooming to keep themselves clean. If you notice your cat has dandruff (dry, flaky skin) it could be a sign of a problem.