Cat keeps scratching under chin

Lately my inside cat keeps scratching under his chin. He is doing it often. I thought i might have tracked a flea in so i put flea medicine on him but it didn't help. I can feel a little bump under his chin when i search and he likes when i scratch it. Other than that he still acts normal, same diet, still purs, just itches like crazy. Any suggestions?

Answer By Kate
Hi well it could be a skin allergy of some sort or perhaps a small bite. the trouble is that it really needs to be looked at by a vet for a proper diagnosis.

It really depends on how long he has the itch for. If it is for a couple of days and if he does not appear ro be il in any other way, then I would wait to see if the itch subsides and goes away. he may have had fleas and been biten and it will take a while for the effects of this to wear off.

If it is a long term problem then I would take him to the vets for a closer examination of the area.

Best wishes and I hope the problem is sorted out soon


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Cat scratching chin
by: Anonymous

Hi my vet mentioned plastic food bowls can be the problem and ceramic seemed to help.

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Help for Chin Scratching
by: Bea

Hello! For anyone looking for a possible solution to the chin scratching problem -- My poor kitty started doing this to the point where his chin actually bled. I got rid of it by coating his chin with Zymox Otic-HC (the RED bottle). It's really for itching ears, but I had had such success with it in the past, I thought I'd order some and give it a try. I put the bottle in a cup of warm water to bring it to room temperature than applied it with a Q-tip. It cost about $20 for a small bottle, but you only need a very little bit. It seemed to ease the itching/scratching almost immediately and within a week he stopped completely. Good luck to you and your kitty.

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I cannot recommend this as a solution as it was not prescribed by a vet. if it were me I would run the idea past my vet first.

chin scratching
by: Anonymous

try freezing the dry food before you feed it to the cat - mine was allergic to storage mite bites. so i freeze about a weeks worth a food for a few days and then fill the bowl with the food after it has sat out to thaw.

Cat Scratching Under Chin
by: Belinda

My 7 year old cat was also scratching under his chin. I apply Revolution once/monthly for flees, ticks, & heartworms. It works beautifully! However, I called my Vet and reported his scratching under his chin and she suggested that if I was feeding him out of plastic bowls that he may have an allergy to plastic. I WAS out of plastic bowls!!! So, I immediately switched to stainless steel and he stopped scratching that same day! Hopes this information helps someone else's cat. It certainly did mine! :)

by: Anonymous

My cat has also been scratching under his chin a lot. I have already been to the vet with him. The vet gave him an allergy shot and told me to use Advantage drops. He is still scratching under his chin. Should I call the vet again?

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