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Cat Acne: Yes, It Exists and Yes, You Can Treat It

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, protection, acne )

- 1084 days ago -
I didn't think it was possible until I saw the whitehead on his cute little mouth. Here's the lowdown.

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Ro j. (0)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:55 am
I use to have a cat who had little bumps on his head ... maybe it was acne. Thanks for the interesting article.

pam w. (138)
Friday December 7, 2012, 8:55 am
One of my cats had it, too. It was easily treated. I suspect it's more common than we think.

Cher C. (1462)
Friday December 7, 2012, 8:59 am

At my old job, the vet told me it was caused by using plastic bowls for their food or water.



Julie E. (373)
Friday December 7, 2012, 10:00 am
Very interesting. Thanks!

. (0)
Friday December 7, 2012, 11:01 am
no acne in my cat, i never see it, i'm lucky
noted - ty Cher

Friday December 7, 2012, 12:44 pm
Cat acne is usually on the chin and usually caused by eating out of plastic bowls that are not quite clean enough, but can be caused by allergies it was in our case because we don't use plastic dishes and I wash the cat bowls well after each meal.
Our vet recommended using Stridex pads to wipe the chin down, but I make a tea with dried goldenseal leaf and it works much better.
The chin has to be cleaned well. The pimples can become infected and require the vet to drain the pustules.
They can be painful for the cat.


Dandelion G. (386)
Friday December 7, 2012, 1:40 pm
Never heard of it, learn something every day.

Thomas P. (452)
Friday December 7, 2012, 2:24 pm
Noted....I've never heard of it

Carol L. (0)
Friday December 7, 2012, 2:29 pm
Cat's do indeed get acne,normally seen on the chin area. I clean my cats chin after every meal and it helps with the blackheads that normally form in the area. Some cat breeds are prone to them more than others.Wash your cats bowl every day as well.

. (0)
Friday December 7, 2012, 2:32 pm
My now gone, very elderly cat had acne. I did nothing about it because of his advanced age, and it wasn't bothering him.

Ruth M. (252)
Friday December 7, 2012, 4:03 pm
Interesting !

Dianne D. (477)
Friday December 7, 2012, 8:38 pm
Charles is very handsome. I've heard of this but have not experienced it. Human acne pads sounds a little harsh to be putting on an animal.

paul m. (93)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:56 am


paul m. (93)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:58 am


Karen R. (87)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:33 am
that's interesting

John Gregoire (286)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:39 am

Lydia S. (161)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:15 pm
We use a stainless steel water fountain and good quality clear glass bowls for the kitties , Much better
than plastic's and easy to keep clean .
thanks for posting.

sandra S. (137)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:06 am
Thank you Cher,xxx

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:05 am
noted, thank you Cher
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