Karen A. Moriello, DVM, DACVD
Benefit from these dermatology lessons for scoping out conditions in dogs and cats, many of which were learned after difficult or awkward moments.
The goal of this seminar is to highlight common and uncommon causes of feline facial disorders via clinical presentation or client complaint. Two diseases, idiopathic facial dermatitis of Persians and pemphigus, will be discussed in more detail.
Cats have compound hair follicles. In general, there is a cluster of two to five primary hairs surrounded by groups of smaller secondary hairs. One primary hair is the largest (central) surrounded by groups of small primary hairs (lateral primary hairs).