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Can you share pictures of what you are seeing?
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Thank you for these pics.1) Have you tried any efforts in cleaning the area? Does the matting wash away?
2) Is Barney eating any canned cat food from a can or tin? 3) Is he indoors only?
To clarify, is he eating any of the canned food FROM the can? Is it served on a dish or the lid from the can just removed?
Perfect.Because you feel this may be expanding across the bridge of the nose, I would have your vet examine the area and ensure that there is not a moist dermatitis occurring beneath the fur in this area. We can see this happen with the change of the seasons, for example, if more fluid is coming from the eyes in cases like allergies, etc.We can also see matting like this on the nose in cats that are dealing with sinus discharge and/or fur loss. You do not mention any mucus, but keep a close eye out for this. Persistent matting may indicate concerns that will need to be addressed such as mites, a fungal infection, afflictions that develop from sun exposure (sometimes even through windows), cancer, etc.
In this area, it would be difficult. Likely oral medications would be better indicated as the risk of any topical meds getting into his eyes are quite high.