Dark spot on young cat’s nose

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Posted 17th Mar 2019
So I noticed more or less over night a darkened small circle on my 10 month old cats nose it was very faint and gradually within 5 days it has gone very dark, I will be taking her to the vets tomorrow to get advice however just to get peace of mind I thought I would ask on here to see if anybody knows what this is or experienced something similar.
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Does it protrude?
Any breathing issues or sounds ?
Anything unusual about your cat behaviour?

It could be some kind of mole, a scar from him rubbing his nose on something, or worse case scenario, skin tumor kinda thing (most likely benign)
Edited by: "mtsk" 17th Mar 2019
Have you looked at Lentigo Simplex in cats , to be honest it's normally ginger cats that get it , anything is going to be a bit of guess work though . Sounds daft but have you washed this area , cats can sometimes get stubborn food or other items ingrained under their fur .

Don't scare yourself by googling madly though , I did just that a few weeks back with our cat , wait til the vet gives their opinion
Edited by: "tinkerbellian" 17th Mar 2019
tinkerbellian44 m ago

Have you looked at Lentigo Simplex in cats , to be honest it's normally …Have you looked at Lentigo Simplex in cats , to be honest it's normally ginger cats that get it , anything is going to be a bit of guess work though . Sounds daft but have you washed this area , cats can sometimes get stubborn food or other items ingrained under their fur .Don't scare yourself by googling madly though , I did just that a few weeks back with our cat , wait til the vet gives their opinion


Our ginger cat had that, the marks gradually grow as they get older but are completely harmless. When he was a kitten he had a completely pink nose, by the time he reached his teens his nose was mainly black with just a few small specks of pink.
Edited by: "spoo" 17th Mar 2019
mtsk1 h, 13 m ago

Does it protrude?Any breathing issues or sounds ?Anything unusual about …Does it protrude?Any breathing issues or sounds ?Anything unusual about your cat behaviour?It could be some kind of mole, a scar from him rubbing his nose on something, or worse case scenario, skin tumor kinda thing (most likely benign)


No, normal happy behaviour eating etc and has let me touch it, it is flat however today the edges do seem like they are lifting. Thanks for comment
tinkerbellian1 h, 4 m ago

Have you looked at Lentigo Simplex in cats , to be honest it's normally …Have you looked at Lentigo Simplex in cats , to be honest it's normally ginger cats that get it , anything is going to be a bit of guess work though . Sounds daft but have you washed this area , cats can sometimes get stubborn food or other items ingrained under their fur .Don't scare yourself by googling madly though , I did just that a few weeks back with our cat , wait til the vet gives their opinion


Yes I have tried to wash and nothing came off onto the tissue and the cat has let me touch it not causing pain. I’m really hoping it’s nothing. I will be going to my vets tomo. Thanks for replying
We had a little black and white cat who had something similar, the vet had no idea what it was, it grew and had to be removed under anaesthetic a couple of times as it kept coming back. After a few years of this we sought a second opinion from another vet, luckily she was very committed to her vocation and spoke to some specialists in a few universities and found out it was a fungal infection. We had to give her a drug called itrafungol on and off for the rest of her life as it began to grow inside her nostrils. Not saying it's the same, but if we had found out what it was earlier then the itrafungol might have stopped it dead.

Fingers crossed for you and your little beauty, might be worth mentioning it when you see your vet.
bascule8 m ago

We had a little black and white cat who had something similar, the vet had …We had a little black and white cat who had something similar, the vet had no idea what it was, it grew and had to be removed under anaesthetic a couple of times as it kept coming back. After a few years of this we sought a second opinion from another vet, luckily she was very committed to her vocation and spoke to some specialists in a few universities and found out it was a fungal infection. We had to give her a drug called itrafungol on and off for the rest of her life as it began to grow inside her nostrils. Not saying it's the same, but if we had found out what it was earlier then the itrafungol might have stopped it dead. Fingers crossed for you and your little beauty, might be worth mentioning it when you see your vet.


Thank you that’s very usual to know, it’s very early days as literally 6 days ago there was nothing there so yes hopefully fought in time if it is anything bad.
Took her to the vets and it was just a scab! 😁 thanks everyone
My cat has exactly the same and has done on and off for years. I believe its because my cat is a bit dumb and charges in and out her cat flap nose first
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