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My cats nose is turning black. What is wrong

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My cats nose is turning black. What is wrong?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Vet help replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for your question. I would like to help but will need some additional information.

Is the black coloration on Mondo's nose covering her entire nose or is it in spots?

Is the texture of the nose the same as before or is it dry and crusting?

Is Mondo rubbing her nose or does she seem irritated by it?

What is the predominant color of the fur on this part of her face?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The blackness began as an outline of her nose but it is covering more and more from the outside in. Her nose feels the same and it doesn't appear to bother her. Her face is predomiinantly black
Expert:  Vet help replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

Darkening of pigmentation is not unusual in cats as they age, particularly those cats that have darker pigmentation of the fur and skin surrounding the nose.
Some cats will also develop black pigmentation on the gums and on the conjunctiva (the tissue that lines the eyelids), similar to age spots in humans.

The only time to be concerned with changes in pigmentation is when the skin in the area of darkening is thickened, irregular, or becomes ulcerated.

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