Cat With Sores On His Chin...(pics)

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    About a week ago i noticed Rosco had like a red swollen chin...
    The a few days ago i noticed some " greasy" brown stuff on his chin...
    And it seemed that he was missing some fur on his chin..
    So i washed his chin with warm water and tea tree anti-bacterial soap for a couple days.. and i though it looked better.....
    But today i noticed there are now scabs on his chin...
    *sigh*
    So..is this healing?? (i.e scabs)... or what?
    What else can i use to try to treat this at home? I have no problem with a vet call... but if i can treat it here first, i'd rather do that. He is eating/drinking and acting fine..
    I checked his teeth, and hes not drooling. So i dont think its dental related...
    What about Witch Hazel?? Or just pure tea tree oil...not the soap??
    Wonder what it could be??
    He's my mouser kitty, so i wonder if he got bit by a mouse or something?? [​IMG]


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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get that frmo time to time, nothing as bad as your cats - I thought it was like dry skin - only happens in the winter. Usually if they get bit by something, it's on the side of his mouth
     
  3. Olwethen

    Olwethen Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like dermatitis or skin infection. I think it looks like it needs antibiotics.
    Does he have plastic food and water bowls?
     
  4. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cats are prone to folliculitis -- inflamation of their hair follicles on their chin and face. Its often a staph bacterial causing the issue. Sometimes it is called kitty acne. I don't know if that is what he has, but it does look similar to the case I have seen.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'm wondering ...dont they have a gland on their chin??
    Wonder if got infected somehow??

    The thing is.. its scabbing up.... so i dont know if its healing or what...
    If i was certain it wasnt getting any better, i would bring him in asap... but i cant tell yet.. [​IMG]
     
  6. mrkpero

    mrkpero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boxer tends to get something on his chin that looks similar to this. My vet recommended using Stridex pads and it worked. Worth a shot if it saves you a vet bill. Good luck!
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    What about Witch Hazel..? to help it dry up?..
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Staph isnt good! [​IMG]
     
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:x2 My cat used to get this on her chin, my vet told me not to use plastic bowls because it can cause it.
     
  10. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. plastic dishes will cause this issue...but I would take him to the Vet to make sure he's got some antibiotics incase it is a Staph infection.
     

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