PetMeds® Does My Cat Have Acne?
Have you noticed what looks like acne on your cat’s chin? This common condition can appear in various manifestations, such as flaking blackheads on the chin to more infected or pus-filled boils. Many times these cases don’t need to be treated and are more of an unsightly presence for cat owners than a bother or health threat to the cat.
When intense itching and/or infected eruptions occur, than prescription antibiotics or topical medications may be needed. I will often have clients apply over the counter 2.5% topical benzoyl peroxide creams and/or solutions to the area which are often effective in drying up the lesions. An excellent prescription product, Mupirocin Ointment, has also been effective in my experience and opinion.While in many cases we don’t know the cause, a thorough history is often helpful to make sure there are no predisposing factors such as the use of plastic dishes or water bowls, which can sometimes cause allergic reactions on the face or chin.