How to Treat Feline Acne

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Feline acne is not always easy to spot in a cat, particularly if the cat is black. Black specks, similar to blackheads in the human form of acne, are most noticeable around the cat’s chin area and will resemble specks of dirt. Unfortunately, ignoring a case of feline acne will not make the condition go away. Instead, the condition can lead to infection, which will make your cat’s life a misery. Here’s how to treat a case of feline acne before it gets any worse.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide, also known as dioxidane, is a substance that is commonly used as a disinfectant and antiseptic treatment to treat cuts, and scrapes and to stem the flow of blood following injury. It is a colourless liquid and contains no odour, making it a viable option when looking for a home remedy treatment for feline acne. A cat that feels threatened by a pungent-smelling solution will shy away from treatment. However, hydrogen peroxide will seem as less of a threat than many other treatment options. Dab a small amount of hydrogen peroxide onto a cotton wool pad and rub it over the cat’s chin. Follow this up with daily applications for a few days and check the condition of the feline acne to see if it is disappearing.

Change Bowls

Plastic food bowls are cheap and easy to use to dispense a cat’s food and water. However, plastic food and water bowls are a breeding ground for bacteria and can contribute to feline acne breakouts. That is why it is wise to stop using plastic food and water bowls and use stainless steel, glass or ceramic bowls instead. Make sure you wash out the cat’s food and water bowls in hot soapy water each day, to keep the bowls scrupulously clean and hygienic for everyday use. Not only will your cat thank you for it; but they are also a lot less likely to face future outbreaks of feline acne.