Sneakers is clearly not amused at the idea of Selfie Sunday. In fact, he is not amused by much these days. Poor dude has a bit of chin acne. His poor chin is all infected and has a few swollen spots. It is rather painful and he hates my attempts to clean his chin. His acne came out of nowhere, skipping the black head phase and going straight to painful pustules. Poor love.Thankfully I noticed it before it got too serious. So with a bit of luck, some extra clean bowls and a round of antibiotics, it will clear up quickly. I am using the wipes to clean off Fuzzy George’s chin as he also has acne, just not pustules.
In the mean time, Sneakers runs from me whenever we are both in the bedroom (I had to trap him here twice for pain medication and cleaning his chin off.). He gets very concerned if I walk towards him, and squeaked in protest when I did finally manage to pick him up. Instead of sleeping on the bed with me, he has taken to sleeping on the chair in my room. I think this is from a combination of fear and a desire to protest his treatment. He does this every time I have to give him medication, the goof ball. I can’t blame him really, I mean who wants medication? And he did spend several years of his life pretending to be feral. In the almost 4 years he has lived with us, he never really gave up the fear that I am going to turn on him. I am sure the medication feels like an utter betrayal.
As far as dealing with two cats with chin acne, I think I got lucky. I ditched plastic dishes years ago after Crash had some ongoing battles with acne. Stainless steel food bowl and a ceramic water bowl are the only things we use around here right now. I will admit I am horrible about keeping their kibble bowls clean, which is probably how the chin acne happened. Oh well. Lesson learned. It certainly won’t happen again. And now that I know that Sneakers just goes straight to infection, I can keep a closer eye on his chin to keep this from happening again.
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