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Treating a Cat for Feline Acne and Crusty Eyes?

When my kitten was younger she developed rodent ulcers. After bringing her to the vet and getting a prescription that didn't work, I just removed all the plastic bowls and changed her food and it went away on its own.

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My cat is now a little over 1 year old and has developed chin acne and crusty black stuff around her eyes, where the whiskers are (everywhere on her face).

I took her to the vet and they told me to change her food again and gave her some Orbax for 14 days which made the black stuff dry up and flake off. A day after she stopped her meds she started to get black stains again. We brought her back to the vet and he prescribed her Purina HA cat food, but she started getting the same stuff all over again. She has also been licking her butthole and privates constantly.

I have done everything I can do household wise. I've changed her ceramic fountain to a stainless steel fountain, all stainless steel food bowls, prescription diet, changed her cat litter to Worlds Best, with no scent. I don't think this is an allergy to food! I also make sure I clean her cat acne on her chin daily and wash every food bowl/fountain daily.

The pic in the car is of her heading to the vet after the black "stains" started again.

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January 4, 20190 found this helpful

I would explain my frustration to the vet. If i were you, I would go to another vet to see if s/he had the same diagnosis and prescription recommendations.

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February 1, 20210 found this helpful

Did you ever figure this out? My cats eyes and chin looks EXACTLY like yours. I have also tried everything, and I have never found another case that looks similar like your cat's does. I pray you have found some solution.

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January 5, 20190 found this helpful

DOES THE CAT HAVE BLACK HEADS?
IS THE CAT MISSING ANY HAIR ?
COULD BE ALOPECIA.
CRUSTY SORES CAN BECOME IRRITATED,AND INFECTED.
ASK FOR ANTIBIOTICS AND BUY AN OINMENT LIKE POLY SPORIN.TRY THAT INSTEAD,IT COULD BE AN INFECTION.
TRY WASHING THE ACNE AND CATS EYES OFTEN.USE PEROXIDE ON THE ACNE.THERE IS NO CURE FOR ACNE BUT KEEPING IT UNDER CONTROL.WASH THE CAT'S EYES WITH WARM WATER AND A CLEAN COTTON BALL.

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January 8, 20190 found this helpful

It sounds to me like you have more than one thing going on here. It may well have a food allergy component to it. I would also be suspicious of a yeast allergy along with the cat acne. Chewy (the web site)has several treatments for this problem that cover more than one cause.

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March 9, 20190 found this helpful

My cat is also having this issue for months, was given antibiotics and steroids, it cleared up a little then came right back :( please let me know if you have figured out the cause?
Thanks!!!

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April 28, 20190 found this helpful

Its likely a feline herpes flare up. Its like kennel cough for dogs. In times of stress it happens to my cat. There is a human OTC allergy pill my vet gave us tonuse. I wish I knew what it was. I know its a yellow tablet and she takes 1/2 a tablet.

Essentially their eyes get backed up and weepy. The allergy meds clear things up quick. Remove any stressors if possible and make sure theyre staying hydrated!

My kitty gets a flare up every time weve moved or expanded our family.

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