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My Cat has developed a weird spot on her nose (pics inside)

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hello-

I am new here

My cat is about 3.5 years old, and she has recently developed a blackish/brownish spot on her nose. It kind of feels like a scab and her lips seems to have a little discoloration as well.

Does anyone know what this is? Here are 3 photos showing how it developed over the course of about 4 weeks.

Her name is Willow.

Thank you,
Steve





post #2 of 19
I don't have a clue , but I would have the vet check it asap .
post #3 of 19
I agree, vet check needed ASAP!
post #4 of 19
That's weird, I would have the vet check it out. Does you cat go outside? It could be some sort of fungus or something. My cat developed weird little pimple bumbs on his nose this past fall. The vet said it was probably an irritation from something outside. He put him on atibiotics and it cleared right up. Good luck and keep us posted.
post #5 of 19
I agree - have a vet check this out. Your kitty is very pretty.
post #6 of 19
What a gorgeous kitty! I agree that you should take her to the vet, if only to rule out something serious and to get her whatever medications she might need. Good luck and let us know what he says!
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all of the kind comments. I am shocked that this has not been seen before or that is could be common.

I'll have a vet check it out this week.

Steve
post #8 of 19
aww just coming to this thread, sorry that doesnt look very nice, has Willow done anything that you can think of to cause it ? Does she scratch it at all, or does she show signs of it irritating her?.......umm, well as already mentioned a trip to the vets is the best option !
She is an adorable cutie

and do keep us posted !
post #9 of 19
Willow is gorgeous! The problem with skin leisions is that they are hard even for a vet to diagnose. Most of the time they even have to do a biopsy. Many skin conditions will look the same or close to the same. Let us know what the vet says.
post #10 of 19
I agree with others, this needs to be checked out by a vet and they will probably need to do a skin scraping on it. Skin lessions can be maddening.

Personally, I'd guess ringworm and if you have a black light handy, shine it on his face and see if it flouresses. About 50% of ringworm cases show up with a black light.
post #11 of 19
I had no idea about the black light, will remember that info!

Do let us know what they vet says about your pretty kitty!
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by PaulaS View Post
I had no idea about the black light, will remember that info!
It's not a definitive diagnosis as it only works with certain types of ringworm (apparently there are multiple versions of it). But it's a quick way for a vet to narrow down the problem. If it does flouress, many vets diagnose it right there and start treatment.
post #13 of 19
Awww Willow is gorgeous. Poor sweetie, looks like it definately progressed. Hopefully a vet can diagnose it.
post #14 of 19
It's probably some type of feline dermatitis. A few years ago one of my cats had dermatitis on the back of his upper leg. An injection of something (I can't remember what) cleared it up. The vet told me that it could also occur on the cat's lips or nose and to keep an eye on the cat in case it reoccurs. She said it could be caused by stress.
post #15 of 19
Aww Willow is gorgeous! I don't know what it could be but I hope she's okay! Please let us know what the vet says.
post #16 of 19
Hi. Please check with vet possible brown recluse spider bite. Can be horrible if it is and cat will be in pain. Very important to get on anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic ASAP. Also mediciine called Zenequin is recommended. Please check for spiders in house.
post #17 of 19
Willow is very pretty, I hope she is feeling better soon.

I am sending hugs and prayers from Mississippi for her.

Keep us updated on what the vet says.

post #18 of 19
First of all, your kitty is adorable! What an irresistible face, even with the little bump .

From my experience, when Garbanzo gets spots on her nose it's because she's been rubbing too hard on the door to get in/out. But I agree with everyone else: take her to the vet and see what the professional diagnosis is.

Best wishes for you and kitty!
post #19 of 19
I hope Willow's nose gets better soon. I'm interested in what the vet says. BTW, you can usually rent black lights from pet stores.
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