TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › Question about a black spot on nose,,
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Question about a black spot on nose,,

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Hi, Cozmo has this little black spot on his nose that was not there before and it is slowly getting bigger, It almost looks to me like he has some starting near his eye also. At first I thought it was just dirt or something but it won't wipe off and the spot is raised some, I can catch my finger nail on it. Any one have a idea what it might be and should I be worried about it?

post #2 of 29
It's some form of feline dermatitis. You can wait awhile before going to the vet to see if progresses. If the spot gets bigger the vet will have a better chance of identifying the type of dermatitis. See post and pictures below by Shicks for what it may turn into!
post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
I called the vet and asked about it, I talked to the girl I got him from, she works at the vet clinic, she thought maybe it was just a color spot from growing up, but I told her I can feel a bump where the spot is and can catch my fingernail on it, She then said it would be a good idea to have it looked at so I have to take him in this afternoon to have it checked out. I will let you know what I find out.
post #4 of 29
Sending prayers and hugs from Mississippi that you get a good report.

post #5 of 29
oh heck, aint that strange that this is the 2nd post about what seems to be the same problem - heres Shicks link so there might be comments in there, and I am sure some comments in here will help Shick too

Hope all goes well at the vets and you get some answers Keep us posted and give Cosmo some scritches from us all !
post #6 of 29
I hope you find out what it is.
We almost had a third post last night, but some water and a rag cleaned it off.
post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyforinfo View Post
We almost had a third post last night, but some water and a rag cleaned it off.
.......that really made me giggle, I can just picture you with a rag giving a poor kitty a serious nose scrub
post #8 of 29
Thread Starter 
I looked at the other posts about the dark spot, that is what made me call the clinic and ask about it. I tried to rub and scratch it off gently but it didn't come off. He also has the same little spots starting next to his eye but not as big as the one on his nose.
post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by mooficat View Post
.......that really made me giggle, I can just picture you with a rag giving a poor kitty a serious nose scrub
And this was at dinner time! I had to wait until DH left the room cause I didn't want him to gross out!

I know orange kitties develop small spots on their lips and nose when they age.
post #10 of 29
Hope its nothing serious. Please let us know what the vet says.

Lots of hugs and get well wishes for kitty!
post #11 of 29
Thread Starter 
Well some good news, some bad, vet thinks his nose was just a scab from maybe a claw from one of the other cats but she said to watch it. She pulled it off with her finger nail. The bad news, she thinks he has a infection going after his neuter operation. I have to give him clavamox twice a day for a while and see how he does. So I am a little sad right now that I have to be the bad guy again and give him meds.
post #12 of 29
Thread Starter 
I also feel bad that I never noticed he was having problems from his surgery, other than sleeping more than normal he seemed to be fine.
post #13 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom W View Post
I also feel bad that I never noticed he was having problems from his surgery, other than sleeping more than normal he seemed to be fine.
Don't feel bad, I am sure you were watching him and keeping up with him. I guess that stuff just happens sometimes.
post #14 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom W View Post
I also feel bad that I never noticed he was having problems from his surgery, other than sleeping more than normal he seemed to be fine.
Don't feel bad. Sometimes these things are hard to detect. I'm love my cats so much I can't imagine being without them. Yet last October, my Red Tabby Persian almost died on my watch. I didn't notice till it was almost too late that he was losing so much weight because he had such a thick coat. We all live and learn.
post #15 of 29
Check spider bite info, very important! Brown recluse spiders bite noses when cat sniff at them and this could get majorly worse. Check house or favorite pets area for spider. If you find spider be careful kill and store for determination of type of spider. Do not discard it.
post #16 of 29
Thread Starter 
Funny you should say that, the vet was talking to Cozmo while she was looking at him and she asked him if a spider bit him, I thought she was just being funny, but maybe she is thinking the same thing and thats why she said to keep an eye on the spot.

This is the same vet that Tuffy had, she was on vacation the other times Cozmo was there. I don't want to make it sound like she is way better than the other vets there, but she seems to think of things sometimes that just amazes me, She covers all the bases really well on wierd little things like the spot.

The first thing she did was look at him under a black light but didn't see anything. Then she picked off the spot and checked the little chunk real close and said it sure looks like it was just a scab forming over the area.
post #17 of 29
I think you should check your house and Cozmo's favorite areas for spider. If you find any kill and store it in like a prescription bottle or glass jar to have it checked for type of spider. You might want to see what my cat is going through , look for my new post and see pictures. C.
post #18 of 29
Before anyone jumps to any conclusions that it's a brown recluse spider bite, please check to make sure the spider actually lives in the same area you do
They don't do so well with very cold, harsh winters and are primarly a midwest spider. There is another spieces of brown spider that can cause a painful bite refered to as a hobo spider, it has a different range.
post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 
Your kitty looks like he is not having a good time right now, I hope he can get better soon. [sending lots of healing vibes]

We live in a very old house and there are allot of spiders in the basement and at times they come in the house. Yvonne don't think it was a spider bite because there was no swelling. It started out as a tiny little dark dot I noticed one day and it was slowly getting bigger, So I though just to be safe I would ask about it, It could just be from Angels claw that poked him in the nose, she fights with the other cats at times.

We also have a bad problem with static electricity in this house when it gets real cold out because the furnace dries the air out so bad. About a week ago I held out my hand to Cozmo and he came up to it and a big spark jumped from my finger to his nose so maybe the spot was a burn healing from that. I told the vet that and she said that could be all it is. I am to call her if it gets any worse looking.

It was a good thing I called about it and took him in, at least they found out he was having other problems and got him on a med before it got real bad. I forgot to say the vet thinks he has the start of a respiratory infection also, she said that after she asked if he had been sneezing, which I don't think he is but sometimes right after he wakes up from a long sleep he has a very deep wet cough that just started also, so I told her that and she listened to his chest and said something about it being loud in there, so the clavamox should help with the breathing and his sore little back end.

I have so much going on I am getting over loaded and can't think straight sometimes so I forget stuff when I get like this, my brain has all kind of different thoughts racing through it at one time, the fun of being bipolar I guess.
post #20 of 29
.....just checking in..........so the vet thinks it was a scab just forming over something, it sounds like your vet was real thorough and checked everything ............does it look any different today & how is he ?
Bless Cosmo, give him some scritches from us
post #21 of 29
Tom don't feel bad. You did the right thing as a parent and took Cozmo to the vet to have his nose looked at, and it was fortunate that she discovered Cozmo has an infection

Sending your little man ((((((((MEGA HEALING VIBES)))))))) so he can be back to normal soon
post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mooficat View Post
.....just checking in..........so the vet thinks it was a scab just forming over something, it sounds like your vet was real thorough and checked everything ............does it look any different today & how is he ?
Bless Cosmo, give him some scritches from us
Hi, yes she thinks it is just a scab, but don't know why he has a scab on his nose. She pealed it off and there is some kind of sore under it but I see the dark spot is growing back again. If it really is a scab I would think it should fall off by itself in a few days after things heal up. I still think Angel got him in the nose with a claw.

He isn't happy about the Clavamox, but he gets over it real fast and a treat after his meds help allot.
post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
Hi just a little update, the spot on his nose has not grown, and his rear end that was all swollen and red/purple where he was neutered looks fine now. The swelling is all gone and so is the redness. He is also back to his old trouble making self, into anything to make a mess. So the clavamox must have done the trick.
post #24 of 29
I am glad that the Clavamox is working for your kitty. Mine not so fortunate yet, but only time will tell. He is okay but, just not getting better. We are still working on it. It is a wonderful thing when they can treat something right away and stop it in it's tracks like that. You have a really smart Vet. Be Thankful.
post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
I understand how you must feel, I went through heck with Tuffy when they thought he had a minor problem and wouldn't be a problem to fix, but then nothing was working and soon he was in a animal hospital for tests and still no real answers and it wasn't long after that Tuffy was gone. I sure hope you don't have to go through all that with your kitty. I felt so helpless watching him burn up with fever the last few days of his life.
post #26 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom W View Post
Hi just a little update, the spot on his nose has not grown, and his rear end that was all swollen and red/purple where he was neutered looks fine now. The swelling is all gone and so is the redness. He is also back to his old trouble making self, into anything to make a mess. So the clavamox must have done the trick.
Awwwww brilliant Cozmo's getting back to normal causing mischief
post #27 of 29
So glad to hear things are getting better
post #28 of 29
great news you got your normal Cozmo back again
post #29 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yes I do have him back!! And he didn't even get diarea from the clavamox, Tuffy would get it bad from it.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Health
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › Question about a black spot on nose,,