Tagged: skin

Feline freckles on a ginger tabby which upsets the owner

Feline ‘freckles’ (9 facts)

Here are 9 facts about feline ‘freckles’ aka lentigo. Lentigo can infrequently cause alarm in cat owners. One asked on social media: “What is this all over my cat’s nose and mouth? And are...

Ixodes holocyclus, the Australian paralysis tick

Tick paralysis in cats

There is a story in the Australian news media about the rise in tick paralysis in Gold Coast dogs and cats. I immediately discovered that it is an incredibly serious disease. Certain species of...

Sphynx crinkled or wrinkly skin on top of head

The wrinkly skin of hairless cats

The wrinkly skin of hairless cats is caused by what? I have tried to answer the question but I’m reliant on speculating what I think might cause it. Some people might believe that cats...

Tiger fur pattern in skin

Do tigers have stripes on their skin?

Yes, tigers do have stripes on their skin. The stripes are actually “in” and “on” the skin. This is because, as I understand it, even when a tiger’s fur has been shaved there remains...

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