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Black spots underneath mouth

post #1 of 12
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Ive become a bit concerned with my cat Peaches I just discovered he has little pin point sized black bumps underneath his mouth Im not sure if I should be alarmed of if its nothing outta the ordinary does anyone know
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thanx
post #2 of 12
What color is your cat? Your kitty could have what is called lentigo simplex, which is common in orange cats. You should take him to the vet to rule out any other possibilities. If it is lentigo simplex, it's like freckles and it's harmless. Sending lots of vibes that it isn't anything more serious.
post #3 of 12
It could also be feline acne, what type of bowls are you using? are they on his chin?
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by sillyitiliangrl View Post
It could also be feline acne, what type of bowls are you using? are they on his chin?
I would second this, if you are using plastic bowls - stop using them and use metal ones and wash well every day.

I have also seen it in a cat that likes to drink from the faucet all the time and that did need antibiotics
post #5 of 12
My first thought was also feline acne. Toss out any plastic bowls or placemats and pick up some stainless steel bowls at the $ store. I bought about a dozen of them so after each use they go in my dishwasher.

To get rid of the acne, wipe his chin after each meal of wet food, particularly and ensure his bowls are washed and cleaned before each meal. It should clear up. Some folks use a diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide to wipe the chin area which you could also do but ensure it is diluted as hydrogen peroxide burns living tissue on both animals and people.
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
My first thought was also feline acne. Toss out any plastic bowls or placemats and pick up some stainless steel bowls at the $ store. I bought about a dozen of them so after each use they go in my dishwasher.

To get rid of the acne, wipe his chin after each meal of wet food, particularly and ensure his bowls are washed and cleaned before each meal. It should clear up. Some folks use a diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide to wipe the chin area which you could also do but ensure it is diluted as hydrogen peroxide burns living tissue on both animals and people.
Neko has these same black spots on her chin! Its become a little red from scratching. Can someone tell me how much hydro peroxide and how much water to dilute it? We use stainless steel and ceramic. Although she does take her dry out of the dish and sets them on the kitchen floor to eat. Could the surface of the kitchen floor cause acne too? (linoleum i think, apt kitchen flooring) Or maybe the wet food is causing the acne? Is there a safer treatment for cleaning the chin? Thanks!
post #7 of 12
My vet prescribed a human acne cream with benzoyl peroxide for our Bunnelina's feline acne, but it was too strong and irritating. After she recovered from that, I was able to scrub off a lot of the black, waxy "acne" material with an old, soft toothbrush and mild soap. After I did this a few times, she improved a lot and eventually it went away without medication.

(We hoped that her pristine chin would help her get a date for the prom, but alas.)

It's so important to keep cats' food bowls immaculate. I've always used glass, and as soon as I see a film developing from the kibble, I clean them. Grease will cause acne whether you use plastic or glass.
post #8 of 12
Wow! Thanks for posting this
My kitty red has them also, but he is orange.
He already has a vet visit set up but I will have to remember to ask about his mouth!
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

HE IS A ORANGE AND WHITE MAINE COON :-D

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by sillyitiliangrl View Post

It could also be feline acne, what type of bowls are you using? are they on his chin?

I was thinking the same thing. But what if it does not go away when you switch to steel bowls?

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by SmokePeachAngel View Post

HE IS A ORANGE AND WHITE MAINE COON :-D


If the black spots look like they're part of the skin, just a freckle, they probably are.  If there is any bumpiness associated with it, it's likely feline acne.

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

ok cool they are freckles thanxz i also wonder he has lines under his eyes as if he is wearing eyeliner I don't think was always there hopefully nothing to be concerned about 

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