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Spots On My Cat's Chin

By August 14, 2013

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Barnie the Cat by Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM

From the VetMed forum:

"My orange and white cat has blue spots around his mouth and under his chin. Not like the spots I've seen that all orange cats develop known as freckles. These spots around my cats mouth contain 'stuff'.' I squeezed one of the spots and this disgusting brown and black spotted stuff came out of it, not all them do it as bad, but they all have a little liquid in them. They're almost like blackheads, but they're blue. Is this normal?"

Not Normal
Cats do get "freckles" and they also get chin acne. Two very different conditions. Parasites, contact sensitivities or other infections are also possible. Using non-plastic food bowls and washing them frequently may help. It is always best to see your vet when you notice a problem with your pet. Prevention is often easier than the cure. What starts out as a minor problem may turn into something more serious over time.

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