Q. My kitten is weened but nurses a blanket and has now developed dark skin on his chin. No itching no change in activity or eating habits. Ideas?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. This is quite common and most kittens will grow out of this comforting behavior over time. The discoloration of skin is also common and is related to being damp etc, if it becomes moist and sticky it will require treatment but otherwise keep it clean with saline. Pheromone products and tryptophan supplements can help kittens to settle in quicker and may help her