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Hi, My cat has black stuff around the base of her claws,

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Hi,
My cat has black stuff around the base of her claws, we showed her to a vet when we adopted her and got her vaccinations, but they did not know what it was. She is an indoors only cat, but I don't really know where she lived before. Same goes with some black small particles under her chin, they come and go.
She is a long hair cat with lots of fur between her paw pads.
Can you help please?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jay Mawhinney replied 6 years ago.
Hi
The black dots/stuff on her chin are most likely feline acne. Often comedones (black heads/acne) from overgrooming and at times difficult to say why. If it is just a few and they go away there isn't much to worry about. If the chin becomes puffy and there are a lot of them then antiseptic scrubs and antibiotics ofter are needed. The black at the nail beds is usually a low grade nail bed infection or inflammatory response. Ask your veterinarian for an appropriate antiseptic scrub to cleans the nail beds.
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