My Turkish Angora has chin acne - how can I make it go away?

Asked by Abby on Aug 18th 2013 Tagged chinacne, acne in Medications
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Izadore (Izzie)

Chin acne appears frequently among domestic cats. The blacks bumps may also appear on your cat's lips. Feline acne is not painful. It may appear in cats any time after they reach one-year-old, and it often goes unnoticed. The condition arises when an oil called sebum, thickens around fur follicles and clogs pores on your cat's chin. Feline acne can be provoked by stress, food allergies and particularly by plastic food bowls. It can be discouraged by wiping your cat's chin after he eats. Sometimes symptoms of ringworm and mites resemble feline acne, so if she hasn't been to a vet in a while it might not be a bad idea to take her in. Using human acne treatments or medications doesn't work. The cat licks it off and it can make them ill.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 8/19/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


My veterinarian once told me that chin acne comes from dirty food bowls. With that being said, I guess try keeping the kitty's bowls cleaner and see if that helps or eliminates the problem.

Member 185886 answered on 8/20/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I used to put my cats food out on a plastic tray, that alone gave him the kitty acne. Not all plastics will do this, ones designed for animals usually arent as porous, Ive never had a problem with plastics deigned for animals.

Ghost answered on 8/22/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer