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Crusty Nose

post #1 of 5
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Hey guys and gals,

I was hoping someone here could help me out with my cat. I can't take him to the vet today since it's Sunday and I don't know if I'll be able to get him in until next Saturday so... I wanted to see if I could get some answers before then.

He has some crust/scabbing on his little nose. I'm posting a picture; it's easier than trying to explain (you can click for a larger image). I don't know what this is but it is spreading. We noticed just the lower patch a couple of days ago and now he has another patch right above.

I looked up feline acne (because they do have plastic bowls that we will swtich out today just in case) but it doesn't look like what he has. Any ideas?
post #2 of 5
looks like he's been bitten by something and he's been scratching at it. Check for fleas or lice, it's too cold for mosquitoes. If he keeps scratching at it, the whole nose will be raw (been there! 2 two months for the fur to come back!).
post #3 of 5
That is not feline acne. It might be a fungal infection (Gizmo had that, but hers resulted in blotches of lost hair, no crust.) The vet should know.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you,

I just wanted to make sure it wasn't serious. It doesn't look like he's in pain, he's running around like crazy right now... Hopefully it is just a bite or something else that can be easily treated.
post #5 of 5
Looks like it might be ringworm to me...and the fact that it is spreading makes me think so also. I think you can get some over the counter medicine for it but maybe someone else knows more about it than me. Ringworm can also transfer to humans so make sure and wash after touching your cat.
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