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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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my cat has a black crust in its nose and on his lower lip.

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my cat has a black crust in its nose and on his lower lip. what can I do to make this nasty stuff go away?

Hi there,


How long does he have this/


How old is he?


What does he eat?





Customer: replied 7 years ago.
he is about 13, he eats dry food...kibbles and bits, has had it about 6 or 7 weeks

Dear friend,


I am sorry Max has this issue. It sounds like feline acne:


It is usually due to clogged sebaceous gland which are common in older cats.

You can dab on a bit of vaseline to loosen it up and then wipe it away with a q-tip.


Max may also be a little underhdrated. Try some canned food



Give him one tsp a day of fish oil like from a can of tuna or salmon. He can also have a half tsp of plain yogurt every day for good baceria.


Switch to metal or glass dishes as plastic promotes feline acne.


Please let me know how your boy is doing.


Best wishes for him,



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thank you for your answer...I'll try these and see if it helps...but if he smells like fish, his best pal (my great dane) may eat the dane loves fish...and i'll let ya know what happens. Marc Ransbottom



It is my pleasure to help someone as nice as you and your sweet boy.


I will always be here for both of you.


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Best wishes,


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