My cat Buddy is mostly white and is about 10 years old. He left the house looking normal and came home with a nose that looked burned. One week later he started coughing. I took him to the vet and they said he had aspiration pneumonia in only the right lung. After 10 days on Clavamox his nose looked almost healed and the fur started growing back on the lip. He coughed up the abcess in his lung and survived that. (coughing up the blood and mucus looked painful) No more signs of coughing and he is eating, drinking, pooping and peeing normally.
But,,, the nose started looking burned again with new black scabs. Is this ring worm or skin cancer?
Oh your poor baby...that looks so painful, I can see its weeping along side the right nostril too.
What on earth did your Vet tell you?...I can understand the coughing being a sign of aspiration pneumonia but NOT the nose..so didn't he have any thoughts as to what this was?
Buddy it sure doesn't look like ringworm to me, I would be very suspicious of cancer.
You can also check out the following site for info and pictures on eosinophilic granuloma complex...actually the one photo on the top of the page has a kitty with a similar looking lesion on his nose......my one cat has a form of this, its an autoimmune disease, he ends up with tiny scabs on his cheeks...and I've controlled this mostly with a change in diet.
check out the site and please post back, I really think you do need to take buddy back to this Vet and get him to have a close look at that poor little nose.
I have a white cat who gets sunburn, especially if something removes the hair on her ears. When she was pregnant and nursing, her ears lost a lot of hair, and after that she got sunburnt ears often because the skin was exposed. The hair never grew back well so we have had to keep her in sunblock after that in the summer. For a nose, that won't work, but I would definitely try keeping babyface out of the sun until he heals.
Hi, I am a bit worried about your cat's nose, too! White cats are at a higher risk of skin cancers than darker colored cats. You really need to rule skin cancer out with your baby, and you'll be able to get this taken care of before it gets worse. Or, if it's not skin cancer(fingers crossed), your vet can tell you about a safe sunblock lotion that is safe for your cat to put on his ears and nose. I bet you'd be able to use an OTC sunblock, but I have no idea which brands are safe.
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