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cat has weird irritation on chin

July 3rd, 2005, 10:45 PM
Hi there,
I recently noticed that my big male ragdoll cat
has some type of irritation under his chin.
I noticed because it looked like the hair was falling
out under his chin, and now it has progressed
to being small sores, which ooze and bleed.
I have tried cleaning it with peroxide and putting
triple action polysporin on it.
Nothing seems to be helping. He seems to be itching it alot
and cleaning it excessively.
I cant afford to take him to the vet right now, so would like
something i could do for him at home.
I will try to take some pictures of it later.

July 3rd, 2005, 11:50 PM
My tortie used to get pimples on her chin... they weren't really bloody or anything, just... Pimples. (like on a person's face... yuck)
Maybe what your cat has is more serious, but I would suggest gently wiping his chin with a damp cloth regularly to start, and meanwhile start saving up to see a vet if there is no change.
If there is, you'll have some money saved in case of an emergency.

July 4th, 2005, 08:51 AM
Like in another post,if you are using plastic dishes for his food,throw them could be something as simple as his dish.Most cats are allergic to plastic-dishes!!

July 4th, 2005, 09:28 PM
No I dont use plastic dishes I use the steel kind with the rubber feet.
Through some searchin online It appears he has
"Cat Acne".
As I have some soap that is just for that purpose, clearing away
human cystic acne, I am going to try doing his chin 2 times
a day with the soap and some hot water and see if I can clear it up.
I washed it twice now, and already it looks better.

July 12th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Hi, Just wanted to mark this as solved.
I started washing the cats chin with some
antibacterial soap "Tersaseptic", and the
acne has almost cleared up now.
Perhaps others could note it as a good self treatment
option for cat acne,
Tersaseptic, sold in most pharmacies.