Originally Posted by littleraven7726
that his chinny-chin-chin feels better soon.
That's funny, I'm always asking him how his "Chinny-chin-chin" if feeling
Originally Posted by kittycorner
If it is acne then you could always treat it with a simple treatment of Stridex pads when his chin is less swollen and open sores, but see what the vet says, also you may look into switchign food dishes, to a metal or ceramic-mine do best with ceramic dishes, although we have to occasional outbreak of acne eery once in a while.
I do have acne treatment for him & Maggie, but this is just too big & irritated. They eat off ceramic plates (Yes plates from my dishes because they are people too aren't they?
). The vet did suggest that the plastic water fountain could be making it worse and that I have to make sure to clean it really well, or switch to a metal water dish.
So the vet is preety sure it's just acne. They shaved his little chin & cleaned it up. There are 3 other possibilities; an infection (same treatment as the acne), some syndrome I can't remember the name of and possiblity a neoplasm (SP?). The syndrome is unlikely because that is normally treated with pred, which he is already on pred every day. The Neoplasm is a type of mouth cancer that there is no treatment for. The vet thinks it is not very likely, but still a possibility. So for now, he is on 2 weeks of Clavamox. I need to keep his chin clean (with dawn dish soap), and wait. If it's not better in 2 weeks he needs to go back, and have x-rays and possibly a biopsy. He's doing fine other than his chin looking terrible. He's eating fine, cuddling like normal. He is a little crabby, but I would be to because I'm sure that chin hurts.