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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2004, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Scabs on chin

Oliver has some hard scabs on his chin that I notice he's scratched and bleed a bit. I know flea dirt usually resides in chins but I have yet to see a flea on him but their might be flea dirt in his chin...I'm not for sure. Although, he's not an outdoor cat but could have caught them from sitting in the window.

My other guess is that it's cat acne or cat allergies. My cat, Ginger, had this where her chin was kind of scabby and pimpley like. We just fed her medicine from the vet and I beleive they went away. Any suggestions on what Ollie might have? Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2004, 08:07 PM
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I am betting on cat acne. What material is his food dish? Plastic dishes harbor a lot of bacteria, that can be a prime cause.
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I think it's cat acne as well. My previous cat used to get it a lot--especially during the summer months.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2004, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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I just changed his food bowl to she a regular cerel bowl of mine. He used to have a plastic one but it wasn't deep enough so I'd often find his food on the floor.
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Just changing bowls may help, but the acne he has should be treated; it can get pretty nasty and painful.

The vet can give him antibiotics, but if you don't want to go to the vet, you can get "Betadine" antiseptic soap (NOT antibacterial soap like Dial or other hand soaps because they leave too much residue). Dilute a few drops in warm water and use a cotton ball, rag or washcloth to sponge it on. If it is too strong it will irritate the skin, so the water should be just weak-tea colored. Twice a day is best but not all cats are crazy about *that* idea!

Don't forget that even glass/ceramic bowls (recommended) need to be washed daily.

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