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Feline Acne?
01-26-2013, 02:44 AM,
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Feline Acne?
I noticed my female cat had a bit of a smell to her, nothing to bad just a really catty smell. I started googling and the general consensus is cats don't smell, I started looking into things and I have come to the conclusion she has Feline Acne.


She has lots of little spots and black dots on her chin in the hair, she also loves her chin being tickled or rubbed. I have started to clean the area daily with isopropyl alcohol which seems to be helping her out a lot.

Does anyone have experience with Feline Acne or any insider tips on what I can do to help make her feel a bit better?
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01-26-2013, 09:29 AM,
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RE: Feline Acne?
Aw, poor kitty! I had a cat who had feline acne once, and yes, keeping the chin clean is a big part of healing it as I recall. I'm not sure alcohol is the best to use, you might want to use just warm water on a washcloth, and soak the area by holding the warm cloth on it a few times a day. (I believe that was what the vet had me do at the time but it was years ago!) Since the alcohol does seem to help, maybe alternate that with the warm washcloth treatment. The reason I suggest that is that alcohol can be so terribly drying and over time might not be so great on a daily basis. I also recall it took quite a while for it to clear up. But eventually, it did.

Good luck!
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01-29-2013, 02:35 AM,
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RE: Feline Acne?
Yeah, I am not sure what I should really be doing! We started off with Witch Hazel, which maybe I should go back too, because I never even thought of the drying affect of the alcohol, but what you are saying is totally correct! I might try the warm wash cloth as she is such an itchy little thing, or even maybe a baby wipe or something.

Thanks for the tip!
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