A number of veterinarians are warning against a new trend on TikTok that shows people popping the pimples that they discover on their hairless cats, which are prone to incurring more breakouts.
Recently, a TikToker by the name of ‘sphynx.cleaner’ amassed over 15,000 followers and has had millions of views across her videos which were sparked by her own viral video of popping the pimples on her hairless cat.
Well, the trend isn’t so good for your cat.
“These lesions indicate a disruption in the skin and skin barrier, and squeezing or poking them can introduce bacteria, potentially worsening the lesion, causing pain and infection,” Dr. Jessica Taylor said, according to Newsweek. “If the lesion is already infected, handling it could spread bacteria to the pet parent.”
It is recommended that you consult your vet.