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Cat Health > Black spots on nose and mouth
Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Sun Aug 3, '14 2:45pm PST 
Here is a pretty good article about feline acne:
Feline Acne - Causes, Symptoms and Treatmentway to go

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Cat Health > Black spots on nose and mouth
Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Sun Aug 3, '14 10:32am PST 
The spots on his chin and cheeks look like feline acne. Your vet can prescribe some antibacterial wash and ointments that can help clear it up (don't use human acne products!).

If you're feeding with plastic dishes, you'll need to switch to glass, stainless steel or ceramic because plastic can harbor bacteria that are transferred onto the skin during eating. Arthur had feline acne when he was young that disappeared completely once I switched to glass food dishes!

I'm more concerned about the spot on his nose, though. Has he always had that? Have you had the vet check it out?

Good luck! Keep us posted! kitty

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Behavior & Training > Am I abusing my kitty?

Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Fri May 9, '14 2:00pm PST 
The person who said it's cruel to take your kitty for walks is crazy. Of course, she'd be right if Arwen were terrified and you were dragging her around by a leash against her will, but since she's enjoying them there's absolutely nothing wrong with taking her out.

Arthur loved going for walks, too. Near the end of his life when his health was declining, our walks became especially important because they seemed to stimulate his appetite and keep him mobile in ways that nothing else could. It also made for special quality time that we were able to spend together before he was gone.

It sounds like you're taking all necessary steps to make sure that Arwen stays safe. I say, as long as you're both enjoying your walks, keep it up! way to go

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What I Love About Catster > The Late Late Show - Act IV

Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Fri Mar 28, '14 7:38pm PST 
*follows Lady Fee onto the trampoline and up to the chandelier...BOING*
Pinkish-peach cats swinging on the chandelier! laugh out loud

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What I Love About Catster > The Late Late Show - Act IV

Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Fri Mar 28, '14 7:25pm PST 
*joins Bea, Gysmo, Fee, the A-Team and Kenji*
Happy Everycat's Birthday, to all my fellow angel kits!
hughughughughug

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Cat Health > Not blocked post-obstruction, but still having trouble with urination?
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Purred: Wed Feb 12, '14 1:11pm PST 
Hope you're doing OK, Milo! Still sending purrs! hug

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Cat Health > Not blocked post-obstruction, but still having trouble with urination?

Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Fri Jan 24, '14 7:46am PST 
I don't have any first-hand experience with this issue, but from what I've heard from people who have and from what I've read, some inflammation, bleeding, straining and leakage is to be expected after an episode like this. The fact that he's eating and drinking OK is a good sign.

Did the vet give you any medicine for pain or inflammation? Did he suggest subcutaneous fluids to keep Simon flushed out? These are some things to talk about if he hasn't already.

I hope Simon feels better soon! Sending purrs! Please keep us posted. hug

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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > My 9 year old boy has aggressive cancer, lymphoma

Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Sat Jan 4, '14 5:12pm PST 
Arthur had intestinal lymphoma, and we were able to keep him comfortable for about a year with prednisolone until the illness got to the point where we had to let him go.

How long a kitty can get by with the medicine depends on the progression of the disease itself, so it depends on the individual. It can definitely help though, and I don't think there's a general time limit on treatment.

Sending love and purrs your way...please keep us posted on sweet Cosmo!
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Behavior & Training > I'm new, and have a big problem

Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Wed Dec 25, '13 8:01pm PST 
Wow, that's a tough situation! thinking

There is a school of thought where you should just let them fight it out. I'm normally not a fan of that, but it sounds like you've already tried everything else.

You could trim their nails first or even fit them with the soft nail caps and just let them sort themselves out. Hissing and growling, as well as scuffling, are normal and to be expected. If they aren't screaming or bleeding, then consider that a victory.

I'm not sure about the diarrhea thing, though. It almost sounds like the one kitty had the loose stools already and lost control because of the stress? It seems like, if the BMs are normal, then this shouldn't happen. I could be wrong, though...anyone else?

Have you tried any pheromone products like Feliway to see if that reduces stress for your kitties? If not, I would give it a try. It can't possibly hurt.

Good luck! Keep us posted! hug

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New to Catster/Tips & Tricks > I'm new too!
Arthur (Miss- You!- '93-'09)

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Purred: Wed Aug 21, '13 7:50pm PST 
Hi Petunia! Welcome to Catster! welcome

I sent you a friend request and an invitation to a Catster Group called "Olde Furts." The group has a lot of great resources for older kitties whose health may not be what it was when we were kittens. It's also a great place for support and a lot of nice Catsters!

We'll be looking forward to getting to know you here on Catster! flowers

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