(Closed) Cat nipples… advice?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

I would call the vet and ask what is safe to use in an area she can lick. They should tell you without haveing to bring her in.

Post # 5
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I can’t really help you with this one, the only thing I can ask is if she is actually nursing on herself?  I worked at an SPCA and a LOT of the kittens would nurse on eachother and we would try to separate them to make them stop but they would a lot of times end up nursing on themselves as a comfort thing… It’s weird but they can give themselves hickeys and blisters from it if they do it alot.

My male cat has “nipple” issues, although his just get dry and peel, it’s the strangest thing especially when I scratch his belly and his dry nipple skin gets pulled by my nails!  It’s so gross!

Hope your kitty gets better soon!

Post # 7
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You can put Neosporin on it.  I’ve used it on my pets because my vet recommended it.

Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Put an E-collar on her. You can purchase one at petsmart or petco. It is VERY important that you get one that is plastic not fabric since cats are AMAZING at working their way around the cone. A size 12 usually works great for the average sized cat if she’s smaller a size 10. if her nose peaks out the end its to short go up a size, yes they can eat and drink around it, yes they’ll be embarassed and hide. The e-collar will prevent her from licking the site. I don’t recommend just a bandaid since she’ll get irritated with it being on her skin and may chew it off, if she eats it then your gunna be dealing with a foreign body. You can use neosporin 2x’s daily (every 12 hours). If the nipple becomes more inflammed, swollen, painful or produces pus with the e-collar and neosporin go to the vet ASAP! oh also is she spayed? 

so to sum it up: 

-Ecollar (untill it heals app. 10 days)

-Neosporin every 12 hrs (NO BANDAID) 

-If its not better or begins to show signs of the above go to vet! 


hope this helps good luck! 

Post # 9
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know if this area would be in a proper spot for this, but when my cat got a sore spot and I called the vet, they recommended that I put him in a baby onesie. They even said that if the cat continues to bite or scratch through that, you can stick a maxi pad on the inside (sticky side to the fabric) to protect the wound. Aside from that, gentle cleaning with a warm cloth and treatment with an ointment can help.

(I didn’t end up having to put my cat in the onesie because he started to heal right after I made that call. Maybe he knew that I was planning!)

Post # 11
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

honestly, I would not put anything on it without talking to my vet…

Good luck

Post # 12
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m a former (and actually about to become one again!) vet tech.  I suggest using a safe spray that is specially deisgned to make biting/licking that particular area displeasing.  What it does is make the area taste displeasing, thus encouraging the animal to not lick/bite.

However, the cat may have an infection and you should absolutely see your local vet for screening before even considering putting anything on it, the spray I mentioned included!  It could irritate the area further should it go untreated and it happens to be an infection.

Post # 13
402 posts
Helper bee

Definitey go see the vet! Odd behavior like this could be the sign of something more serious.


Good luck and update! Love cats!

Post # 15
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@hyperJulie:  Haha cat onesie!  My cats might kill me for that!

@nineteen87:  I’m glad it’s just an allergy.  One of my cats got a hot spot when I put her on cheap food.  She doesn’t have hair on the back of her leg anymore from itching it too much.

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