What you're looking at is acne on Abbi's cute little chin. None of my cats, until Abbi, has ever had problems with acne. This isn't even the worst of it - that was last November/December, when the acne had spread down about an inch more.
Why am I sharing this with you? Because even the Crazy Cat Lady of southeastern Michigan's cats have issues.
When Abbi started breaking out last fall at three years of age, it was thought she was reacting to stress in my home. I felt so bad because she's seemingly the most happy-go-lucky furry friend here. I thought, surely, Ateret would've broken out under the circumstances last fall when I was dealing with the imminent death, and then the death of one of my dearest friends. Abbi was so itchy and such a mess that I began washing her chin with Murad anti-aging acne cleanser - the same stuff I use on my face. We had a whole routine: Abbi and I'd go into the potty room, shut the door. Abbi would jump onto the windowsill and watch me wash my face. Then, I'd wash her chin. We'd both pat dry. She then got treated with alcohol-free Stridex sensitive, as recommended by her veterinarian. Then, she'd get moisturized with L'occitane shea butter hand cream because the Stridex made her kind of itchy.
Abbi's chin healed after a month or so. Now, she's breaking out again. Who doesn't have stress in their home? Please! We use ceramic or porcelain bowls that are regularly washed. The potty is cleaned at least twice a day.
Do any of your kitties have acne problems? What do you do for them?