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I am sorry to hear abou this concern.
The black spot is of less concern unless it gets larger or raised.
The focus right now should be on the sneezing, as it may be exacerbating the spots you are seeing.
What you are describing sounds like a feline upper respiratory infection. In addition, this can often be exacerbated by an underlying viral condition like herpes. Typically, I would expect one or any combination of the following symptoms with a respiratory infection:
- loss of appetite
- nasal and/or eye discharge
- squinting and eye inflammation
<a href="http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=613" target="_blank">Upper Respiratory Infection
Ideally, it is very important to get into a veterinary for antibiotics to treat the infection, and to ensure there is no other underlying explanation including problems like allergies, cancer, or a nasal foreign body.
Common antibiotics that would be prescribed by your veterinarian could include:
<a href="http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/doxycycline-vibramycin/page1.aspx" target="_blank">Doxycycline
<a href="http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/azithromycin-zithromax/page1.aspx" target="_blank">Zithromax
Supplements for feline upper respiratory infections:
- Saline nasal drops can be used two to three times daily to help keep mucus build up loose so it can be sneezed out or broken down
<a href="http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?filterBy=&skuId=107863&productId=107863&navAction=jump&navCount=3" target="_blank">Nasal Drops
<a href="http://www.nativeremedies.com/petalive/respok-cat-dog-respiratory-system.html" target="_blank">Supplement for URI
Lysine supplementation is very important when an underlying viral condition is suspected as the primary cause. Lysine prevents viral replication, allowing the immune system to help fight off infection. Two very popular examples of lysine supplements:
<a href="http://www.nativeremedies.com/petalive/respok-cat-dog-respiratory-system.html" target="_blank">Viralys
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=enisyl-f&x=0&y=0" target="_blank">Enisyl-F
So, initially, you may need some antibiotics and possibly the lysine supplement.
The vet will need to see these black spots. It's possible they may suggest a biopsy of the skin if they are concerned it is tumor related, but I would not worry about that just yet.
Focus on the exam first.
Good LuckDr. Andy
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