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Sorry for the delay. I'm visiting relatives in North Carolina. To determine if the pigmentary change is significant I would have to skin scrape looking for the rare Demodex mange mite, and culture looking for bacterial (Staph, mainly) or fungal infection (unlikely in a purely indoor cat). More likely, the pigment represents a benign idiopathic (unknown cause) change at Chumley's age.
The Convenia is ideal for a Staph infection and one injection might suffice. What I can't know, however, is if the hyperpigmentation represents a Staph infection. If he were shaved and you saw roughly circular lesions (epidermal collarettes), a Staph infection would be most likely.
I agree. A Staph infection is likely with that type of antibiotic inside him.