With our recent move into our new house and the 7 week long blizzard season that we have had I have neglected to clean the kitties bowls as often as I used to and should. I recently noticed that 3-4 of our 8 kitties has bad chin acne, which I know is caused by my laziness. I took Gracie in first with me to work and sedated her and cleaned up her chin-which was really bad . After a few days her chin is looking much better and she seems to feel better too! On Monday I took in Melody to treat her as well, her chin was pretty bad and after sedating her, shaving her chin and completly cleaning up all the blackheads and acne I thought she too would heal in a few days. But the next day when I went to take a look and clean it with some warm water I not only came out with a bloody stump of a finger but her chin is jet black and all crusty. I have tried now for several days to help her clean it up and get all the crusties off, but all I end up with is another bite wound to the hand. I have not seen this before and she is not typically a "biter" with me, so I know it must bother her. Any suggestions on what I can do to treat her without sedation again-which I may have to do if she is not willing to cooperate. I would try my old tried and true method of Stridex pads but since her chin looks soo raw I hate to do that since they sting a little. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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2/10/07 at 8:01pm