A friend told me the other day that her cat, Louie, has feline acne. I had no idea this was actually a thing, so I decided to dig in and see what it was all about. Turns out, this is a pretty common, and relatively harmless, ailment for cats.
Apparently, just like humans, cats can suffer from mild to severe acne. While any cat can get it, it’s more common in cats with long hair or wrinkles of skin.
What causes cat acne? In humans, acne is often caused by oily skin, but this isn’t always why cats “break out.”