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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2002, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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My cat has a bleeding chin

Hello there. One of my cats has been scratching his chin hard. I am assuming that he wants to rid off the bits of food that has, well, dried up and got stuck there. I was cleaning his chin with a warm, wet towel when I found out that he has been bleeding. I also noticed that he has developed a tiny bald patch on his chin. What should I do?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 12:48 AM
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edoraye,

does the bleeding stop? is it a deep cut?

if the cut is under control i would just keep an eye on it to make sure it heals.

if for some reason the cut doesn't heal take your cat to the vet and get it checked out, just to be on the safe side. maybe the cat has some type of skin condition that causing the cat to scratch at it.

if you don't see an improvement soon i would get to the vet

let us know what happens....

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-26-2003, 12:55 PM
 
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Edoraye, my cat Charlie, use to bleed when she scatched her chin to hard but it was because her nails were alittle on the long side . Do you cut your cats nails? Check to see if they're too long or sharp. That could be the problem, if so just trim them down alittle. Good Luck!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2003, 12:07 AM
 
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maybe the cat has some type of skin condition that causing the cat to scratch .
My cat had scabs on her chin which was from scratching at her "kitty acne", that's what the vet called it ; actual acne on her chin, and recommended using Stridex medicated pads on it. Although my cat Marmie did not enjoy the aloe scented pads, eventually the acne cleared up. The scabs haven't returned either and it's been well over a year now.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2003, 04:58 PM
 
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Sometimes feeding from a plastic dish can cause this. If you are using plastic, try a china or metal bowl for a few months, it should clear up.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2003, 08:26 PM
 
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Also like humans animals should be eating from clean dishes. I always wash out my kities dishes in the morning and dump out the leftover food. It can make a difference. Just a suggestion if you're not already doing it.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2003, 12:48 PM
 
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I agree, take her to a vet if it's a chronic problem. The only danger I could see from this is that it might get infected.

On the other hand my kitten Zoe came to us with her bottom lip cut completely in half. It was so bad that it looked like her entire jaw had been chopped in half. The vet peeled her lip back and looked at it and said that it would heal and leave a little scar. He said she looked good, in spite of having a low grade fever and didn't even prescribe any medication for it. It has since healed up to where you can't even tell it was ever cut. Her bottom lip just looks slightly pulled back from her gums.

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