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My cat has black scabs under his chin. He has had them since

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My cat has black scabs under his chin. He has had them since I got him. What can I do
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  • What material is his food bowl made of?
  • Is there any bleeding or oozing?
  • Is he normal everywhere else?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Plastic changed daily - bowl,


No bleeding, not unless I tweeze the black stuff off then it looks like a scrape


He is normal everywhere else

It sounds like he has feline acne. The cause is not well understood but in some cases a reaction to plastic can cause it. Try switching to a glass or metal bowl and wash it frequently. Rarely are medications needed. Frequent cleaning and application of topical ointments when it worsens usually help. Here's a link with more:

http://www.petplace.com/cats/acne-in-cats/page1.aspx

 

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