What is the black crusty stuff on my cat's chin?

Recently inherited an 8 yr old Tux who has black crusty scabby crud on his lower chin and below his lower lip (not on lips, just in fur). Now my other cat has it, has never had anything like it. Both are strictly indoor cats. Any ideas/remedies?

Asked by Member 1112014 on May 22nd 2012 Tagged blackcrusty, chin, debris in Health & Wellness
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It sounds like feline acne, but it could be mites of some sort, so recommend a trip to the vet. If it is feline acne, use only ceramic or metal food and water bowls and wipe chins with witch hazel or pads you can get from the vet.

Monster answered on 5/22/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer