May 6th 2010 2:58 pm
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Mom had to take my Drinkwell Platinum water fountain away today:( I broke out in feline acne on my chin and plastic food/water dishes have been linked to acne as plastic absorbs oils and also scratches and harbors bacteria. Mom hated to take it away as Rider and I really like it. Maybe she can save some money and get us a stainless steel or ceramic one for Christmas... Any recommendations Catsters?
The vet did give me some ointment to put on my chin. I also eat Hills Prescription Diet feline t/d for dental health. Several websites Mom found on feline acne suggested cats with acne may do better on canned food as the pet food companies spray dry kibble with fats and oils (which then get on the cat's chin) to make it palatable as dry food is NOT a natural food for cats. Wet food is thought to be less likely to cause or exacerbate acne. They said Mom could try 50/50 t/d and canned food and see how I do.
Stress is also a factor in feline acne and my veterinary technician agreed with Mom that I've had a LOT of stress lately. In January my brother and best friend Mr. Fez passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly. I also had to have surgery in mid-January for a complete dental cleaning, oral exam, and two extractions. Then I was introduced to my new little brother Rider the end of February and my big brother Mickey just passed away in early April. Mom thinks all that has been just as hard on me as it has on her.
Anyway, hopefully we can get my acne cleared up soon. At least we don't have any cat shows planned til probably fall! I still need 7 points for my Grand Premier title.
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They has a ceramic water fountain now!!! It's not tha same as tha drinkwell, but it looks pretty cool! I don't know what I would do wifout our fountain!!! Prolly jump on tha sinks and in tha shower MOL!
here's one online!
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/pro d_display.cfm?pcatid=21508&cmpid=02csegb&ref=3312& subref=AA&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=0072064000000
Thanks Kitty Pryde! I'll have to see if I can talk Mom into that...
Awww, I am sorry to hear you have been so stressed! I know there are some cats on Catster that have the ceramic one that Kitty Pryde is talking about~ but I can't remember who! I know they liked it though!! I hope that acne goes away and leaves you alone!