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Scabbing under my cats chin

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Hello, I am posting on here looking for anyone who can give me any insight as to what is under my poor cats chin! It looks like the colour of dried blood, and is hard like a scab. It does not seem to be giving her any irritation but I am worried and waiting for the vet to come back from holidays. Thanks so much

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This used to happen to my cat, Bella. Did a little digging, found out it was sometimes caused by an allergic reaction to bacteria trapped in plastic food/water bowls. Switched to ceramic, haven't had a problem since.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Oh my goodness thank you so much! I will try that right now.
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This used to happen to my cat, Bella. Did a little digging, found out it was sometimes caused by an allergic reaction to bacteria trapped in plastic food/water bowls. Switched to ceramic, haven't had a problem since.

I agree, that makes sense

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Howdy shannonrosee

 

I am not disagreeing with the bacteria in the plastic food/water bowl theory but just wanted to add another possibility.

 

Does your cat have access to outside or is she just an inside cat?

Could she have been in a fight with another cat?

That may be the start of any abscess which I have seen in the past on cats following a cat scratch/bite. 

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Hi! :frowIt sounds like common cat acne, sebacious glands can become infected with bacteria. We saw it quite often at the vet clinic.  X2 on switching  to stainless or ceramic water dish and try to wash the bowl in hot soapy water as often as possible, daily is best. You can use chlorhexidine, nolvasan or betadine to scrub her chin also, as that's an impossible spot for them to clean themselves. You could wipe her chin daily with anti-bacterial skin wipes too, until it gets better. Dry food seems to be better for cats with acne. Good quality without the dyes and stuff. Keep us posted! 

 

Edit to add: Rule out cat fight.


Edited by Mutt Farm - 10/6/15 at 3:11pm
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