Ask US Anything: Ragdoll Cat Nose Scab, Chicken Liver Powder and Feline Acne

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Our “Ask US Anything” is a series of posts on the site where I share the questions/concerns/ideas that readers have sent in and then the responses from our readers about those questions/concerns/ideas.

Ragdoll Cat Nose Scab:

Bettie wrote in wondering why her Ragdoll Cat, Teddy, continuously gets scabs on his nose:

I also posted it on Instagram – I will do this when a photo is sent with the inquiry:

Chicken Liver Powder

Another reader wanted to know if it was OK to give her kitty Chicken Liver Powder.

Feline Acne

Jessica wrote in:

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I love your site and frequently refer to it. I even bought your ebook. My kids are getting several of the products you have reviewed for Christmas!

I am a bit stumped at the moment…

I have two 11 month old ragdolls. A boy and a girl that are not related. I have run into an issue with feline chin acne. My Wyatt has just a tiny bit but Willa has a lot. I’ve been to 2 vets.

One gave me Chloroxylenol to use as a scrub, but when I looked online it said this was toxic to cats.

I went to my regular vet and they gave me chlorohexidine to use as a scrub once a day. They also said to use 5% benzoyl peroxide—this doesn’t tend to stay on her very long. It hasn’t gotten better in the past week. I am waiting to hear back from my regular vet on what might be next.

I use metal bowls for food and water. I keep them clean because I know that can play a big role in acne.

Do you have any other ideas or suggestions?



I replied:

Hi Jessica,

Glad you enjoy the site and thanks for supporting us by buying our book =).

My all cat vet says that feline acne can come from allergies – I guess wheat and beef cause acne too. Check out this link on our site to learn more –

I would try glass bowls too to see if that helps at all.

My vet also says to use Stridex pads (linked to in the post I posted above) – I would never do that, but I guess some of their clients do.


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  1. Wonderful post and sharing, Jenny!!! Very curious to the responses for poor Teddy’s nose scabs and for the chicken liver powder question!!! I have no information to respond with as I’m clueless on both inquiries. 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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