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Ebony got his turn to go to the vet in September. He was limping. We were also concerned about his chin and the little lumps found on it.

Ebony trying to get into the cat carrier at the vet

Ebony is still trying to get back into the cat carrier

Several years ago he had a cyst grown on the side of his neck and they would empty the fluid and it just kept getting bigger and we finally had to get it removed.  I wrote about it and the process on this blog.

So these lumps on his chin were a concern. The vet took a look and she thought it was Cat Acne.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feline_acne

We were given Malaket wipes which Ebony was okay with at first, but the smell is not great.  He allowed it for a few days and then started to give trouble. However, we do see an improvement. We will continue to treat him and hopefully it will keep it under control. Hubby is in charge of that treatment.

I am very relieved that it is not a cyst because that would have been very difficult to remove from his chin. Can you imagine?

As for his limping that is a little harder. I was given Grizzly Salmon Oil for cats but both of them are being very fussy about it in their foods. I will try again and see if I can’t get them accustomed to the smell.

I believe it is his right paw where he is limping.  The Vet did say his elbow joints were weakening. I wish there was a little muff like thing I could put on his leg to warm the sight.

When I take then to the vet, they trim the nails. Being indoor cats this is a regular problem. They are also not using the scratch post that much. Maybe I can encourage it.

He got his physical or Senior Wellness and that can include a blood panel in February 2018. So they did an exam this time.

A little about Sneakers…

My hubby learned that Pet Smart would groom cats one night a week. They did not do that before. They do need a rabies certificate showing the cat is covered for Rabies and I have that certificate for both.

He took Sneakers into Petsmart Grooming and she checked Sneakers nails which were good and gave him a bath and used a hair blower on him and removed his mats. He loved the warm air. His fur was so soft after this. He seems a little stiff because the mats were tight on his behind. We have new tools to try to keep his mats at bay.

The only thing is that we have to take him in the cat carrier to Petsmart and that is a big deal for all of us.  I try to keep transport to a minimum.