However, I've noticed he always seems to have small bits of a black, somewhat sticking substance on the fur between his eyes. After some research, I thought this might be feline acne and so went to clean his forehead a little while ago. In the deeper recesses of his fur, there was more of the black substance and suddenly, a wee bit of blood on the washcloth. As I went to look for the source of the bleeding, I found a small and somewhat hardshell black insect in a rush to burrow into other parts of his fur. I tweezed it off and pulled out a comb, but did only found one more creature--crushed and perhaps the source of the blood.
Does anyone know what this might be? My experience with parasites is limited to fleas on dogs and I remember them as being even tinier, black hopping dots. I'll be calling the vet in the morning, but if I'm overreacting and a flea bath is all that's in order, I'd like to get on that stat!