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A diagnostic approach to skin disease in geriatric cats
When an older cat develops a skin problem, the presenting complaint will point you to a group of possible diagnoses. From there, a thorough patient history and core diagnostic tests can help you identify the underlying problem.


VETERINARY MEDICINE


SUMMARY

Geriatric cats that are presented for evaluation of skin or coat changes can be a diagnostic challenge. Remembering to collect an appropriate history and perform core dermatologic tests will provide a solid basis on which to recommend further testing or treatment.

Darcie Kunder, VMD
Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Karen A. Moriello, DVM, DACVD
Department of Medical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706

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