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Anyone know what this is on Meekos chin

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Meeko has some kind of sore on her chin.
Does anyone know what it can be?
Her herpes is active right now.
She gets 250 mg of Lysine everyday.
The brown stuff in her eyes is from the herpes virus.
I wiped her eyes they were worse then that.









post #2 of 16
I don't know what it is on her chin, but she sure is beautiful. I hope she's much better soon.
post #3 of 16
Poor baby. Does it have an odor? Has she ever had a problem with "chin acne"? I've seen it get infected. I don't really know for sure what it is, but I wouldn't rule out a secondary infection from the herpes virus. Bless her heart, I hope she gets better soon. Please keep us posted.
post #4 of 16
I don't know what it is either but Sassy has a small spot (similar to Meekos) on her chin as well. I just noticed it today.

I didn't even know about cat Herpes. I'll have to investigate that topic.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks,
Meeko has never had anything on her chin before from herpes but I have heard that other peoples cats have.
I know its not acne Coco has had it before and this is not the same.
She may be a pretty cat but she is insane at the vets.
She even bit Dr Wells.
post #6 of 16
Because of the blister it looks like herpes to me... Hope she gets well soon!
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
That is what I am thinking also.
post #8 of 16
I'm not a medical professional in any way, shape or form, so my thoughts can't be taken for gospel... but it looks like a viral blister to me... Herpes is a virus. Is there any way to sedate her before or at the vets, so he can look at it?
post #9 of 16
again im no medical genius nor have i had a cat for long but i did read if they drink and eat from a plastic bowl they can get a rash on their chins from the plastic.
could be that if she uses a plastic bowl?

after hearing that i intend to get nala some ceramic ones.

hope she gets better though
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by scarlett&dan View Post
after hearing that i intend to get nala some ceramic ones.
Sorry, a bit off-topic here, but...I think that's a great idea.

A friend of mine told me a story on how her dog got a bacterial infection on his nose from using plastic bowls (plastic harbors bacteria) and apparently the bacteria/infection will be there for life. I have no idea what it is exactly, but that was enough to scare me into buying all glass and stainless steel bowls for my pets. Ceramic is good, too, as long as they're not made in China because those ones may contain lead in the paint.

mews2much, I really hope that sore goes away soon and Meeko starts feeling better. Those flare-ups are not nice to deal with at all.
post #11 of 16
ah thanks for the tip about the paint on ceramic katgoddess, in that case i think we will just play it safe with glass or stainless steel. didnt know about the paint having lead in it!

post #12 of 16
I just buy plain white Corelle dishes from Walmart. LOL They are made for humans, but they are inexpensive and do the trick. They don't break, either, unless you bash them with a hammer. I've had babies drop them from highchairs and they don't break, just bounce. lol
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks I emailed the vet the picture and they said its herpes.
Last time Meeko was at the vet they had to give her gas just for a shot and blood tests.
She even bit Dr Wells once.
The bowls are ceramic and they have had them for over 10 years.
My sister gave them glass bowls for Christmas that are shaped like cats.
I have not used them yet.
I thought there was only one kind of herpes virus.
The vet said they can do a test for what strain of herpes it is.
It will be around 150 for the test.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
Thanks I emailed the vet the picture and they said its herpes.
Last time Meeko was at the vet they had to give her gas just for a shot and blood tests.
She even bit Dr Wells once.
The bowls are ceramic and they have had them for over 10 years.
My sister gave them glass bowls for Christmas that are shaped like cats.
I have not used them yet.
I thought there was only one kind of herpes virus.
The vet said they can do a test for what strain of herpes it is.
It will be around 150 for the test.
Oh, poor baby! that it can be cleared up quickly.
post #15 of 16
Ask your vet if you can increase the dose ... mine well 4 of 5 use that and during an outbreak I give two strips twice a day for a total of 1000mg ....
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks,
I will ask them.
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