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My cat has pimple like bumps under her chins. They seem to

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My cat has pimple like bumps under her chins. They seem to be infected. Maybe because she scratches them. They seems to start with like black heads. She is on Natural Choice, Senior soft loaf canned food. She is 11 years old. Should I change her diet to dry food?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, this is Dr. Gabby. It sounds like Mimi has chin acne. It is pretty common in cats. The food gets on the chin when they eat. This chin is difficult for them to clean sometimes. So the pores become blocked and cause black heads and acne.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

I would go to the drug store, or walmart, and buy some 5% benzoyl peroxide skin cleaning pads. Stridex and oxyclean make them. They are in the human skin care aisle.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Clean her chin twice a day with the pads.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

If the skin gets too dry from the 5% benzoyl peroxide you can apply some over the counter hydrocortisone cream a few times a day as needed.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

I do not think you need to change her food at this point.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

How does that sound?