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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello everybody,

I just had a quick question, I noticed on my cats chin what appears to be blackheads. I heard there is such a thing as feline acne but could anybody please provide more information or suggest a remedy. Thanks all.

P.S. I use ceramic bowls for her water and food since I know that plastic bowls are one of the causes for this.
post #2 of 18
My vet recommends Stridex Sensitive Skin pads (there is no alcohol in the sensitive skin formula) it worked very well.. Do this a few times a day and it should clear up
post #3 of 18
Certainly does sound like feline acne, and good for you with the ceramic bowls! I have effectively used hydrogen pyroxide applied with a cotton ball a couple time a day for a about a week, being very careful to not allow any of it to get in her mouth. Sure hope her beautiful chin heals up quickly!
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by STLGRL5
My vet recommends Stridex Sensitive Skin pads (there is no alcohol in the sensitive skin formula) it worked very well.. Do this a few times a day and it should clear up
My vet suggested the same thing. It works well and now I only have to use it when Iris gets breakouts.
post #5 of 18
My vet recommended Hydrogen Peroxide for kitty acne - which worked wonders for Piper.

Also remove any plastic bowls (which are the cause) with glass or stainless steel.
post #6 of 18
Another suggestion.........get rid of the food bowl altogether. Use paper plates, when the foods gone, dispose of the paper plate and put a new one out.

Bowls have rims, the cats chin often presses against the rim while eating. This can cause small food particles to get ground in. Paper plates have no rim and you just throw it away, eliminating the need to constantly be vigilant in keeping the food bowl clean.

Get the cheap-o paper plates with no coating.

I use glass water bowls. Large shallow ones, so the cat's can drink from the center very easily.
post #7 of 18
Paper plates...what an interesting idea. They would certainly be a viable option if your kitty is not a paper muncher.
Dexter loves to bit through paper, so that would not work for us.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by xocats
Paper plates...what an interesting idea. They would certainly be a viable option if your kitty is not a paper muncher.
Dexter loves to bit through paper, so that would not work for us.

ah yes, I did forget that some felines have a paper fetish. In the case of those kitty's, that might be too much fiber in the diet.
post #9 of 18
Ah, so that's it! I had actually tried to manually remove the blackheads--I removed as much as I could before she got uncomfortable. I do not use plastic--but that was largely due to her being a cheeky little girl and constantly spilling her water everywhere. I use ceramic bowls--paper would be disaster! She loves ripping up Kleenex and paper towels so I could just imagine what she would do with a paper plate!
post #10 of 18
Strange.....my bengals like to play with paper, but they never tear up the paper plates. Maybe they associate with their food and don't consider it a toy.
post #11 of 18
One of the dr. at the emergency hospital said when that happens
to put alcohol on a Q-tip..

it happens to my Peach every now and then..
post #12 of 18
If it's a new cat, just don't worry about it....see if it heals on its own. My newest kitten had them, they went away, came back, and now are gone for good. If this is a new situation, then do what the others have said.

My new kitty was fed on plastic bowls and not so clean ones at first (I dont' think.)
post #13 of 18
Can you put witch hazel on it?
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals
ah yes, I did forget that some felines have a paper fetish. In the case of those kitty's, that might be too much fiber in the diet.

A paper fetish I guess, I have found mounds of paper towels shredded, toilet paper, kleenex, not to mention I have a theif that likes to take paper money behind the sofa I saw her grab 2 dollar bills and jump off the counter turn and look at me and take off with them flapping in her mouth Thank God she must know that money buys her food
post #15 of 18
At my house, paper plates would be turned upside down.

Once I had a cat with acne so bad the vet gave him antibiotics for it.
post #16 of 18
You have a very smart cat.
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Originally Posted by halfpint
I have a theif that likes to take paper money behind the sofa I saw her grab 2 dollar bills and jump off the counter turn and look at me and take off with them flapping in her mouth Thank God she must know that money buys her food
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
WOW, this site is so awsome for answers. I have gently rubbed off the blackheads that were really big and there are not many left. i think i will try the stridex sensistive if they don't go away. But i am taking her to a groomer and she said she will have a look at them as well. thanks for all your help guys! Sorry I only post questions and hardly any answers (Damn newbies
post #18 of 18
Hang around TCS for awhile...you will get answers to questions that you didn't know you had.
Since I joined, I have learned at lot of things that help me create a better quality & possibly quantity of life for my furry family members.
You can't beat that.
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