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Apparently Galway is going through her teens at 2 yrs old...she's been diagnosed with cat acne, but my vet said there isn't a whole lot of treatment/products for it beyond good old fashioned soap and water or even using human products. Does anyone have any methods/info they'd like to share for getting rid of it? Gals hates having her chin washed...
post #2 of 13
Are you using plastic bowls to feed her with? Try getting a stainless steel bowl or glass bowl that might help. Also search cat acne on here and the web and you will get a lot of help!
post #3 of 13
There are a few tips in this thread.

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91916

Jaffa developed acne for the first time at 9 years old
post #4 of 13
Stainless steel bowls and dermcaps (oils mixed in food) worked for PJ. She had bad acne about 2 years ago, and now she has a beautiful chin!
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
Are you using plastic bowls to feed her with? Try getting a stainless steel bowl or glass bowl that might help. Also search cat acne on here and the web and you will get a lot of help!
Oh my God! I didn´t to know that the plastic bowls are no so good for some kittys about this.........
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by CoolCat
Oh my God! I didn´t to know that the plastic bowls are no so good for some kittys about this.........

Its okay! Just switch to a stainless steel or glass bowl asap to prevent any problems from maybe happening! I don't think they effect all kitties the same but some do have problem from them!
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
Its okay! Just switch to a stainless steel or glass bowl asap to prevent any problems from maybe happening! I don't think they effect all kitties the same but some do have problem from them!
yes, Milky sometimes very rarely we can to see in his chin a tiny acne but it dissapear alone!.......he has a cristal bowl and we switch it constantly but he has many of plastic bowls,....So I figured to make a proof, buy another of Crystal and use only boths to watch over him what happen!

thank you for your words!......i keep updated about this!
post #8 of 13
Yes, Rigel, Milky is much too handsome to have acne!
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Yes, Rigel, Milky is much too handsome to have acne!
also, cats with light-colored chins seem to be more susceptible
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
yeah, i replaced all her bowls so they're ceramic. and she does have a light-colored chin. she's had acne for about five months now. i've been washing her chin, but it doesn't seem to ever go completely away. i always see the little black flecks. i'll try the stridex then maybe change bowls again.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by PAmommyof2
yeah, i replaced all her bowls so they're ceramic. and she does have a light-colored chin. she's had acne for about five months now. i've been washing her chin, but it doesn't seem to ever go completely away. i always see the little black flecks. i'll try the stridex then maybe change bowls again.
Are you thoroughly cleaning her bowls between fill-ups? I have 6 stainless bowls and after each use the bowl is loaded into the dishwasher so no bowl is used for more than one feeding at a time.
post #12 of 13
What are the dishes sitting on? I was using a plastic place setting, and that caused an outbreak too. Now I use a cloth table runner for my kitty food station. No more acne. It is an allergy to the plastic.
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats
What are the dishes sitting on? I was using a plastic place setting, and that caused an outbreak too. Now I use a cloth table runner for my kitty food station. No more acne. It is an allergy to the plastic.
Good point. I too use a placemat that is not plastic but it is wipeable.
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