This question came up on another forum, and nobody had a satisfactory answer. Since this is the first time we've had a cat with a pink nose, it really has me wondering. Is it normal for the usually light pink nose of a cat (4 years old, no health problems, rather active) to sometimes look almost white? Once in awhile when JC is being lazy, i.e. sleeping half the day, which isn't always the norm for him - he got up at 7 a.m. today, had a 1 hour siesta at noon, and has been on the go ever since (it's after 10 p.m. here)- his nose looks a bit pale. Once he's up and about it turns pink again. One woman said her cat had a pale nose, and when she was checked out, she was diagnosed with anemia, while others said they had seen the same thing with their pink-nosed cats and thought it didn't mean anything. JC either stays up all day and sleeps all night, or sleeps the better part of the day and stays up all night. It seems to depend on the phases of the moon and who is home on any given day. He was checked out by a specialist when he was little. Diagnosis: hyperactive, but nothing to worry about. Avoiding food with soybeans has calmed him down quite a bit, but I'm a bit perturbed about the nose color, now that somebody else has brought it up.
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6/7/03 at 1:12pm