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Treating Cat's Crusty Eye and Chin

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The causes for crusty eyes and chins in cats are likely separate issues. The eye problem could be one of several, including allergies, something in the eye, or a viral infection. The chin problem is likely feline acne and is easily treatable. Also allergies to plastic food bowls can cause chin irritation. Check with a vet on both. This is a guide about treating a cat's crusty eye and chin.


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January 8, 20150 found this helpful

My cat has a crusty eye, chin, and upper jaw. What is it? How do we get rid of it? The cat has been taken to the vet twice, given eye wash, an extended round of Prednisolone 5 MG, and two rounds of Neo Poly Dex Opth Ointment. Yet the black crusty stuff just keeps coming back. He has been treated with Neosporin, but will rub his face until it's all gone. What is this from? And what do we do to make it stop? He occasionally walks around with his eye almost closed, which is worrying us.

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January 8, 20150 found this helpful
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Chin looks like feline acne, need to use glass or ceramic bowls. A weepy eye that is sometimes closed or "winky" May be feline herpes, once an ulcer is ruled out (special dye for eye). In stressful times (to a cat, it can be a change in furniture) it tends to get worse. Often a steroid ointment or steroids can be given but sometimes not very helpful.


The least traumatizing treatment is to give Lysine (made for cats) to try to stop the virus from activating and replicating. He can also have allergies but the steroids (prednisone) usually help with that. Go to a ophthalmology specialist, it may cost more in the beginning but they can at least give you a more definitive answer.

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January 9, 20150 found this helpful
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I don't think the two are related (chin/eye). I agree with the previous poster about the chin.

One of my cats similarly developed "a wink" and was found to have an eyelash that turned inward irritating the eye. Surgery corrected it. May not be the same for your cat. Good luck - He looks sweet!

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January 30, 20150 found this helpful
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This was happening to my cat's chin and I took her to the vet, paid a lot of money for them to tell me to stop letting her drink from plastic cups. The cat used to drink my icewater when it was on the coffee table so I used to just give her a cup for herself so she'd leave mine alone.


Apparently this caused the dermititis. They sold me a $30 bottle of medicated shampoo and told me to give her a bath in it. I don't think that helped at all - except maybe their profit margin. But as soon as I went back to only letting her drink from the stainless steel bowls she healed right up.

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January 9, 20150 found this helpful

You definitely need to change vets. Some vets specialize mostly in dogs and are just guessing on cats. That isn't fair to your cat.

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