Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hydrogen Peroxide and Cats

Acne on cats is common, treatable
By Dr. Marty Becker
McClatchy-Tribune News service
Tucson, Arizona Published: 08.22.2006
Acne is a common skin disorder of cats. Whereas human acne is typically linked to puberty, feline acne may occur in a cat of any age, although it's more common in adults. Its severity can ebb and flow over a lifetime in affected cats.
"To treat and prevent mild chin acne, the blackhead stage, I recommend that owners clean their cat's chin at least twice weekly with hydrogen peroxide," says Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell of Orange, Calif., author of "Guide to a Healthy Cat."