or Connect
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › Roof of mouth colour?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Roof of mouth colour?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
What colour should the roof of a cats mouth be?
Are dark spots normal?
post #2 of 22
It should be a pink-ish color. Not sure on the spots. Can you describe exactly what the roof of the mouth in question looks like?
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Its hard for me to see well as he is not one to let you get too close for inspections, but there are dark patches in the roof of the mouth, the rest is pink.
The dark part is in the center rear of the mouth.
post #4 of 22
What color is your kitty's fur? For some reason, Orange/Red tabbies seem to develop dark spots on their noses and/or gums... so maybe it could be something along those lines... that's the only thing that comes to my mind anyhow
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
He is pure black
post #6 of 22
Hmmm.....I have no idea! Do you have reason to be suspicious of something being wrong? Or is this just a normal "worry mode"?
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Bit of both really!

He is slightly overweight and for the past few weeks has been drinking alot more than usual.

I think a vet visit is in order to have a urine test and check his mouth out..
post #8 of 22
I agree with the vet visit! Let us know what the vet says....
post #9 of 22
My cat samba has black coloring on the top of his mouth. I think its just part of his coloring. Tubee has one really small black spot on the top of his mouth. Both of them are fine. IMO Its probably just part of his coloring, kind of like when you shave your cat you can see their coloring on the skin.

Manda
post #10 of 22
Boo's mouth is like that too. But of course, she's black and white.
post #11 of 22
I agree with the other posters. Multi-coloring on the roof of the mouth just seems seems part of their color structure. I've seen it in dogs too. If it was abnormal, your vet would have noticed it in the past when they inspect the teeth. I would think it is abnormal if it changed color over time. Otherwise, I think it's nothing to worry about.
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ok great
I just had not noticed before so was wondering if it was something that had popped up between the last vet visit and now. Im sure its nothing though!
post #13 of 22
Calicos and Bicolors seem to have multi-color mouths. What color is your cat?
post #14 of 22
Cleo is a calico or torti & white, and she also has some black patches in her mouth. I think it is just a natural part of their coloring. She also has pink and black toes....which I think look like little Good and Plenty candies, lol!
post #15 of 22
Rajah, my silver bengal, has a black spot at the very front of the roof of his mouth. It's very symetrical and is just part of his coloring.
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blast-Off-Girl View Post
I agree with the other posters. Multi-coloring on the roof of the mouth just seems seems part of their color structure. I've seen it in dogs too. If it was abnormal, your vet would have noticed it in the past when they inspect the teeth. I would think it is abnormal if it changed color over time. Otherwise, I think it's nothing to worry about.

I thought of dogs too when I read this... my dog, and 2 of my cousins have dogs that have chow in their blood lines (the dogs themselves aren't related though)... this has given them all black spotted or mostly black tounges and mouths... we like to say no one could ever steal our dogs, you'd just have to get them to give kisses to prove it!
post #17 of 22
Elvirah is a tortie and the roof of her mouth is mottled like her fur.
post #18 of 22
Nikita my bengal has a black spot on the roof of her mouth as well. I think it's common in tabbies of all sorts.
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
He is black and vet visit is booked for next week.
He has been drinking tons of water the past few weeks, Im rather worried as he is a tad overweight, I hope its not kidney problems or something. He's only 1.5 years old.

I'll let you know how it goes, thanks all
post #20 of 22
Callie, my tortie, has a large "freckle" just behind her upper front teeth in her mouth. So cute when she yawns and you see it!

Hannah, my tabby, also has one in the same spot in her mouth, only the spot's not quite as large.

I think it's cute!

Stephanie
post #21 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siggav View Post
Nikita my bengal has a black spot on the roof of her mouth as well. I think it's common in tabbies of all sorts.
Harley is a black/brown tabby & he has a black spot on the roof of his mouth, I love it
post #22 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by longroad View Post
He is black and vet visit is booked for next week.
He has been drinking tons of water the past few weeks, Im rather worried as he is a tad overweight, I hope its not kidney problems or something. He's only 1.5 years old.

I'll let you know how it goes, thanks all
Is there another vet that can see him sooner? He could also be diabetic as well. Please do have him seen.

AS for the mouth, also have the vet look at it. My calico's mouth is all pink but my two black cats have black spots/patches on the roof of their mouths and the vets aren't concerned at present.

Good luck with your sweetheart.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Health
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › Roof of mouth colour?