Feline Acne

Feline acne is a common problem seen in cats 2-4 years of age in which comedones (blackheads) develop on the chin of a cat. Feline acne can be managed but not really "cured".

Causes:

It may be caused by hyperactive chin sebaceous glands, poor hygiene, stress, fungal infections, reactions to medications, Demodectic mites or reaction to plastic food/water bowls.

Symptoms:

You will see the formation of blackheads and inflammation on the chin and surrounding areas. Symptoms are usually mild and most cases of cat acne require minimal treatment. In severe cases, medical treatment is required to eliminate the irritation and infection.

Mild Case Treatment:

  • Apply warm washcloth compresses to the area to reduce inflammation and pain making cleaning easier. A warm compress also softens the plugged skin pores so they can be easily cleaned.
  • Clean the cat's chin using an anti-seborrhea product like BPO-3 Shampoo, DermaBenSs Shampoo or ParaSeb Shampoo on a cloth and then treat with ChlorConazole Wipes twice a day.

Advanced Case Treatment:

  • Oral antibiotics and/or antifungals are needed to clear infection.
  • Steroids are used to decrease inflammation depending on need.
  • All natural RESCUE DERM can be massaged into the area to heal and rejuvenate the skin. This product is assimilated quickly and will not be removed with licking.

It has been noted that using plastic bowls may contribute to feline acne due to allergic reactions to plastics and dyes. Use stainless steel or ceramic food/water bowls to eliminate this possible cause.

Some cats are prone to chin acne and will get it again! Weekly chin cleaning and treatment with ChlorConazole Wipes usually prevents reoccurrence.

If you need help call us at 1-800-786-4751

- Dr. B





The materials, information and answers provided through this website are not intended to replace the medical advice or services of a qualified veterinarian or other pet health care professional. Consult your own veterinarian for answers to specific medical questions, including diagnosis, treatment, therapy or medical attention.

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