Question by  freyafreay (76)

Do cats get cold sores?

My cat has something that looks just like a cold sore.


Answer by  ihatetv (581)

I've never heard of a cat getting cold sores, but they can get a form of acne on their chins because that area can be difficult to clean. My vet had me use mild stridex pads to clean my cat's chin once a day, but eventually we found that the only thing that worked was a cortizone shot every month.


Answer by  laurencesmith1 (106)

Your cat probably has Feline Herpes. To stop the condition occuring feed your cat a high quality food containing amino acids, and reduce household stress.


Answer by  Clairlyssia (233)

no cold sores are a form of herpes (which cats cannot get) It is a viral infection or allergies and should be seen to by an either a vet or a pet specialist


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

Cats can easily get cold sores. Cat can also get herpes. Cats can only contract cold sores from other cats though. Most cats that have herpes or cold sores, got them while they were in the pound.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Cats do get something like cold sores, just like people, where skin and mucous membranes adjoin, ie the mouth- however, there's really no way to tell if this is an infection, and allergy, or a larger issue without a vet. See if there're other symptoms, and think about a check-up.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes they do get cold sores. You should diagnose them by getting a cream from the vet to help your cat.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Cats can get sores on their mouths for a couple different reasons. Certain upper respiratory infections cause sores on a cat's tongue. Additionally, cold sores can be a sign that something is more seriously wrong with a cat. Sores often develop when the immune system is compromised, so they could be a sign of FIV or FeLV.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Cats can get cold sores, and they can occur for a variety of reasons. One of the main causes is the herpes virus, which is an upper respiratory infection in cats.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

It could be kitty acne. Many cats get it and there are a few things you can do to help it. No plastic bowls for eating and drinking.


Answer by  Isiseyes (178)

Granulomas is a herpies type virus that is found in felines. The mouth, face and genital areas of the skin get red bumps. They are caused commonly by; skin allergens, irritants, and virus. The lesions on the skin are also commonly known as muco-cutaneous junctions, description of mucus and skin coming together.


Answer by  Anonymous

if it is virus caused lysine will get rid of it- just add the powder (you can crush a tablet) to your pet's food daily until gone (mom's dog was completely clear of a big sore in 3 days with lysine)

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