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Is this cat acne? or something else?

Published on: May 03, 2022 • By: bshih · In Forum: Kittens
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bshih
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May 03, 2022 at 11:43pm
Hi there, I've noticed my 9 week old kitten has some darker / black spots growing around his mouth and a bit on the inside of his left/ right paws that weren't as apparent a week ago (see first image vs last 2 images).IMG_20220426_182730 vs IMG_20220503_152909IMG_20220503_152829 Does anyone have any idea of what this is (acne? allergy?) and whether or not it's something serious that I should take him to the vet to get checked out? Thank you for any insight, Brandon
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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May 04, 2022 at 01:32am
Hello!   This is interesting.  It looks as though there is moisture / wet discharge on the skin around the mouth and nose, with brown discolouration which could be secondary yeast infection or part of the discharge itself.  This is not normal and  I worry about cat flu and other respiratory problems.  I would suggest, especially given how young he is, a phone call to your vet for triage as there is a possibility that they may want to see him immediately.
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Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
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May 04, 2022 at 01:34am
All the best, Brandon, to you and your small one and please do let us know how he gets on.
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