Posted by: SB | 2012/04/25

Pink patches on cat''s nose

Good day

I have a black cat who has a black nose and mouth. I have recently noticed that the edges of his nostrils are a pinky brown colour as though pigmentation is decreased in this area. I have not noticed any other symptoms. I just wanted to know if there is cause for concern or if this could be part of ageing. He is 9 years old.

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The are many cause to depigmentation. I would advise that you observe the lesion in question and if erosion/crusting develops then I advise you visit your vet and have a biopsy done to identify what the underlying cause is.

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Angus Campbell

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Posted by: SB | 2012/05/25

Vet said it was an auto immune disease and gave strong antibiotics. His nose has returned to its normal black colour.

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