Major Blackheads

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  1. Slade

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    I just got a Sphynx cat a little while ago and the cat has major blackheads on his tail and chin. I don't want to try to squeeze them because it hurts him and you have to squeeze really hard so is there some sort of scrub I can use? The black heads are really hard and solid.
     

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    Is your baby neutered? If not it is called stud tail. After neutering this diminishes. When you bathe, try exfoliating gloves it helps. @Slade
     
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    Also ceramic and stainless steel bowls help with blackheads on chins.
     
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    We use stainless steel bowls and still have blackheads on both cats, but Cleo in particular. You could try squeezing them after baths, when they are softened, or soaking the area with a really warm, damp cloth. Many members here swear by witch hazel, and when I remember to use it, it does work pretty well. I have found that wiping chins with either baby wipes or a warm washcloth every morning is the biggest help.
    When the blackheads do appear, we will squeeze them, but that is last resort.
     
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    Great advice already given. You could also try witch hazel.