Like humans, cats experience a number of cat skin problems. Firstly, cat’s can experience feline acne. Cats also are vulnerable to a number of infections, both bacteria and yeast. Ringworm also affects cats, especially kittens under a year old. Sporotrchosis produces small, hard skin lesions that may leak fluid. Be wary, because this disease can spread from cats to humans. Cats experience allergic reactions from products, food and environmental irritants (i.e. pollen or flea bites). Of course, fleas, ear mites, and lice are always a concern. Lastly, cats may experience skin tumors on the skin, which are not necessarily cancer.
An abscess is a collection of pus contained within a cavity. These lumps appear quite quickly. The masses are painful and may feel as if there is fluid in it. Sometimes a foul smelling discharge may be noticed. The matter consists of dying cells and tissue together with serum. The cat may show signs of pain and will ofter stop eating, become lethargic, and have a high temperature.