What is wrong with my cat's nose?? please help!!?
For a while now, I have noticed scabs on my cat's nose. He scratches them, so they start to bleed. More have spread recently and now it appears that it is really bothering him! He has also had a little bit of a runny nose, but nothing drastic. I don't want to take him to the vet because he gets scared and then he hurts his nose against the wire of his little cage. I put a little bit of Neosporin, an antibiotic, on his nose, but I don't know what to do. I have attached a picture . The flash makes it look more gruesome than it actually appears to be. Please help me out if you know anything. I have been reading online about cat nose cancers and I am frightening myself.
this looks very painful, you do really need to find a way to take this kitty to a Vet...I've read the suggestions on the link above, and I agree with SOME of it. for instance Esoinophilic granuloma or (EGC).this being an auto immune condition usually due to ALLERGIES, but doesn't usually appear on the nose like with your kitty..... if you are advised to use steroids be very cautious....3 treatments at the MOST within a years time...usually steroids will temporarily clear the affected area but until the actual cause is found it will return, and steroids cannot be used on a permanent basis, they will only treat the condition not the cause, and can lead to diabetes in cats or other serious health issues...
I will send you some info on this skin disease. but please find a good Vet and take this poor kitty in...:) it can be due to many diseases or yes even cancer bottom line being this kitty needs some help NOW...topical ointment isn't doing anything to treat whatever this condition is. I will keep searching for more info and will post whatever I find, please also keep us updated.....
heres another site to do some reading on, as you'll see it begins with mostly info on dogs and allergies...however most of it also retains to cats as you will read. food or inhalant allergies can bring on many skin issues no specific mention of on the nose but certainly the face....what type of food are you feeding? change that for a trial.
also are you using chemical/scents of any kind in your home? cleaners, sprays, hairspray, cologne, scented candles, scented litter???? stop all chemical use also as a trial.
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