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Q: Rosoce has chin acne

April 25, 2008 | By Julie R. | 6 answers | Expired: 2414 days ago

Rosoce has chin acne

My little Roscoe has some chin acne. I had brought it up to the vet at his last appt. and she had advised I keep his bowls (he has stainless bowls) clean. I have been washing them twice a day and he still has acne on his chin. I have also been cleaning his chin once a week with a mild soap and combing out the dirt with a flea comb. Does anyone have any ideas on how to treat this at home? I'm going to wait another week and then he will be taking another trip to the vet. Thanks for you help.

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christy r.
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Apr 25, 2008

our friend sharilyn's cat has the same thimg (catne) and her vet told her to use clearisil wipes on him. mot sure if this is good or not...ask your vet if this is a good solution

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Marta J.
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Apr 25, 2008

When my cat breaks out once in awhile I use acne pads that teens use. Just scrub the area once a day until it goes away. Do that in addition to no plastic and clean bowls. If it gets really bad ask your vet for antibiotics.

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Beaglepawz
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Apr 25, 2008

I'm sorry, I forgot to add one more thing - we have a cat at the shelter who is very allergic to plastic. She blistered around her e-collar. If your bowls are plasitc you may try switching. I use a lot of small Corelle ware bowls and switch them out often.

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Beaglepawz
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Apr 25, 2008

I certainly agree about getting a culture. I would recommend changing the bowls daily and running them through your dishwasher so they will get hot enough to kill anything lingering on them.

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Jill R.
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Apr 25, 2008

according to a vet dermatologist I just checked with... the most important thing is to CLEAN food and water bowls daily. Of course, keeping the chin dry is important too. However, id does sound like your cat is having a heck of a time with this problem, so you may ask your vet to a bacterial and a fungal (yeast) culture to find out exactly what you are battling.


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Shanna D.
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Apr 25, 2008

Hi! Try using Oxyfresh Pet Oral Hygiene solution, it's in a bottle and normally you can find it in most pet stores for about 10 dollars, just a few teaspoons into fresh water twice daily. Helps with bad breath too but I think the acne is from the water sitting on his chin after drinking. This may help.

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