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Bumps under cat's chin

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Bumps under cat's chin
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 8 months ago.


Thank you for your question, I'm Dr. Dan. Currently I'm reviewing your quesiton, and will be back to you in a few minutes.

Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 8 months ago.

1) How long have these bumps been there?

2) Are these bumps itchy?

3) Do they look like scabs or are they black in color?

Dr. dan

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The one looks like a scab. There are 2 bumps Red in color
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I just noticed them
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for the information.

What you are describing is almost certainly feline acne. Just like humans, cats can get plugged hair follicles on their chin. These can then cause a scab like a ruptured pimple on a human. Unlike humans, cats have fur so we generally don't see them until they rupture and so they look like scabs that "suddenly appear." Continuing along the human line, most of the time we can ignore this... but if the area becomes really painful or really itchy, or affects the whole chin (really bad), then we use oral antibiotics (also like humans!). So likely this is acne, which will come and go and usually starts around middle age in most cats. Just keep an eye on it for now and if it seems really bad then have the vet take a look. I hope this helps, if not please feel free to ask more questions, if it did help, please leave a rating. Dr. Dan

Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 8 months ago.
Hi Jenny,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Patch. How is everything going?

Dr. Dan

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