My poor little Abby had to go to the vet yesterday. He chin was swolen badly, and she had injured herself repeatedly by scratching it. I got online to research what it might be, which, by the way, is not a good idea. It scared the sock off me. She’s a calico cat, with and her face is mostly white. I read, online, that cats with white faces, and pink lips are seceptable to skin cancer. Even though, Abby is an indoor cat, it still scared me.
Well, it turned out to simply be a case of feline acne, made worse by her scratching. I had to leave her there for a few hours, so they could shave her chin, do some kind of skin test, and treat her wounds. He also gave her a shot of prednizone for inflamation, and sent me home some ointment, and a special shampoo. It cost me almost $200, which at first cause me to gasp for air, but as I started looking at the itemized list, telling what each thing costs, I added one of my own: “Finding out your cat doesn’t have skin cancer…Priceless.”
This made it easier for me to deal with the expense.