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my black cat has white spots on her ears and a few on her nose.

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my black cat has white spots on her ears and a few on her nose. I routineliny use frontline for fleas and ticks. she does not appear itchy.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 8 years ago.
Hi there,

Thank you for your post!

How old is your cat?

When did you first notice these spots?

Have they changed since you noticed them?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
She is 17 months old. I just noticed them today. My sone says they have been there for a few days. He noticed them and Applied Frontline because he thought she was due for a treatment. He says they have not changed. She does not mind me examining them. they feel rough but do not look like scabs, though they may be. She is an outdoor cat so at first I thought she got into a fight. 4 weeks ago she was treated with amoxicillin for an infection in her face/jaw from-- probably from a fight with another animal. she is up to date on all her vaccines.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for your post!

I must say knowing that your cat is young and the fact that they have not changed is good news!

Always in older pets I worry about spots that appear - could this be cancer?

In a cat this young I would say...NO - that is not likely.

There are some black cats that have NORMAL pigmentation - which can appear just as you describe.

My recommendation would be to watch them closely - and if unchanged, at your next visit have your veterinarian do an examination.

If the do change - size, shape, spreading more - then I would have a checkup with your vet sooner...

But for now, based on your description I must say I am not very concerned :)

I hope this information helps :)
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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