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Adult Acne Is Not Just for Unlucky Humans -- Cats Get Zits, Too

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

- 1654 days ago -
Ever popped a zit on your cat's chin? It's pretty gross. What you need to know about cat acne.

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:21 am

One more thing we have avoided so far. I use aluminum bowls, she recommends ceramic or glass. I wonder if it really matters if the are not plastic.

Patrick D (345)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:47 am
We were mystified by the "dirty" chin our 18 year Webster had. Since we had his annual checkup scheduled, we asked our vet about the area on his chin. She explained about cat acne (essentially what is in the article) and we were reassured. We were also lucky that it cleared up on its own.

Thanks for posting the article, it is very informative.

. (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:05 am
At least I won't panic and think the worst...

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:08 am
Cher excellent article to post!!! I have a stray cat right now with acne. I was made aware of animal acne mainly on cats for me years ago and the dish type not to use.etc... I look at my baby and I say poor thing what is going on with you. I try to do everything right which can be hard if the cat is ferel. This one lives for affection. He will be going to the vet because I can't seem to clear it up .

Thank You Cher!!!

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:27 pm
I found this out when my rescue from California had it on her chin!! I had to change feeding bowls and it went away. noted, thanks Cher

Sandi C (96)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:58 pm
thanks for this as I never knew.

Angelene B (148)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:58 pm

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 5:22 pm
This is news for me, thank you.

Julie E (417)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:04 pm
My first time hearing about this. Sounds gross, eeks!

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:14 pm
Something else that we need to lookout for!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:16 pm
Interesting and fascinating tips should our kitties ever develop 'teenaged angst!' Even dogs are known to get this sort of ailment as well.

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:33 pm
LOL... that's just kind of... ewww.
Now I gotta check kitty out.

Thanks Cher

GGmaSAway D (195)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:37 pm
So lucky none of my kitties had ever gotten this...Never even knew they could.

Wednesday July 10, 2013, 12:46 am
I never new of this. Noted Thanks Cher

Kerrie G (118)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 1:24 am
Noted, thanks.

Lona G (84)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 5:45 am
Noted. Cats not only develop adult acne, but can have the teenage variety as well. I took one of my cats to the vet when she was kitten when blackheads appeared. I also thought something was wrong with her, but they were acne and disappeared when she grew older. Luckily no zits, though.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 9:05 am
Shared on FB.

Dianne D (490)
Friday August 9, 2013, 11:04 am
Haven't had this condition in my cats. I use glass and ceramic bowls including the water fountain. I found a ceramic fountain at Foster and Smith's, that my cats love. It's so easy to clean, but a little on the heavy side.
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