Scabbing under my cats chin

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by shannonrosee, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. shannonrosee

    shannonrosee New Egg

    Oct 4, 2015
    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
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    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.
  3. shannonrosee

    shannonrosee New Egg

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oh my goodness thank you so much! I will try that right now.[​IMG]
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    I agree, that makes sense
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    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.
  6. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! [​IMG]It 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.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015

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