Growth on Cats Nose

by Linda
(Port Orchard, WA)

Growth on cat nose is spreading into nostrils

Growth on cat nose is spreading into nostrils

We have a healthy 8 yr old female cat of mixed breed. She is primarily an outdoor cat. We live on land with wooded acreage and she is always on the prowl for small creatures.

Last week we noticed a black raised growth on her nose that has been spreading. The growth appears to be spreading into her nostrils now. She does not seem to be bothered by this infection/growth.

As you can see by the picture this is black raised or bumpy also scaly and some appearance of blood on the nose.

We don't know what this could be or if it could be contagious to our 2 dogs.

Les and Linda

Vet Suggestion Growth on Cat Nose

Hi Les and Linda,

I’m afraid it is not possible for me to tell you what the lesion on your cat’s nose is based on solely on photographs and a description.

Because it appears to be spreading, I think it would be best if you got her in to see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Some feline skin diseases can spread to dogs and even to people.

Although I think that this is unlikely in your case, it would be best to err on the side of safety.

Also, whatever is going on with your cat’s skin will be easier (and cheaper) to treat the faster it is diagnosed. Possibilities include a wound, infection (bacterial or fungal), parasites, immune disease, cancer, and more.

Your veterinarian may be able to narrow down the list based simply on a physical exam, but some tests (e.g., skin cytology) may also be necessary to reach a final diagnosis.

Good luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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Sep 18, 2011
Growth on Cat Nose
by: Kira

My kitten has a similar thing on his nose. Did you figure out what this was?

Jan 31, 2014
My cat too
by: Anonymous

My cat has the same thing. Did you find out what it is?

Jan 22, 2015
by: Anonymous

Or what could it be?

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