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AthenaRVT, RVT, licensed in the state of Ca
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My cat has a lesion on his nose. I thought it was an abrasion

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My cat has a "lesion" on his nose. I thought it was an abrasion to begin and used some granulex and thought it was getting better - it looks raw at time - no hair and nose swollen but he does not act sick is not scratching and still eats well. When it starts to "look better" it gets gray pink and drys then it is like he wipes off the top and it is red and moist - but not really draining. Eyes are not runny or red and nose is not running. I am concerned it may be a cancer - could it be fungal? I have limited funds anything I can try over the counter? Any site with pictures I could look at?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  AthenaRVT replied 9 years ago.
What color is his nose?

How long has he had it?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.

He is a gray black cat - the nose now is gray with some red moist areas - it coats the whole nose up to about midway between eys but not into the eyes.

It has been present about 3 weeks now.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
was there another question you wanted answered?
Expert:  AthenaRVT replied 9 years ago.
You can try some dilute betadine ( to about the color of tea) to clean the area. It's hard to say what that could be. If part of his nose is pink then that part has a higher chance of getting skin cancer than a pigmented part.

Here is a link with a very advanced case of skin cancer

A link with more pic of facial cancer.


One more with 3 pics of skin cancer
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