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  1. #1
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    Nose bridge scab/hair loss

    Did anyone else experience this? My cat seems to have a bruise like scab, if looked closely seems like hair loss at the bridge of his nose. We use to think he bumped himself somewhere because it would go away after a few days, but now it seems to come back. I attatched 2 photos:

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/mysticqt/image_zps0d12eea4.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/mysticqt/image_zpsf6434feb.jpg

    He is indoors, no other cats in the house. Behaviors seems to be the same.

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    Get it looked at by your vet. It may take some antibiotics to get rid of it, or some prescription ointment.
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    Dont know if you took him to the vet yet or not.

    My boy hurt his nose outside on something it looked A LOT worse than that.
    I used Neosporin Ointment on it. It worked really good.

    I tried putting the Neosporin cream on it but he would have no part of it
    So I bought the ointment he loves the taste of it
    (My girl wont let me near her with the ointment she prefers the cream)

    Kids aaahh..... I mean cats same difference

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    Have you taken your cat in a pet carrier recently? Just wondering because we had to put our cat Stinky in a cage a few weeks ago and she didn't want to be in there and pushed her face against the metal cage door over and over and this was the result. Next time we are going to pad the door with something! Or buy a soft carrier.

    Also, she is dealing with a food allergy and has to eat Hills D/D Venison and Green Pea and does pretty well on it but she has an upper respiratory virus that comes out at times of stress (being stuffed into a cage qualifies) so I had to give her Lysine for about a week mixed in wet food and unfortunately that set off her allergies so she's been overgrooming herself and very itchy. That too can cause her nose to look like this but this time it's quite noticable because of her time in the carrier.
    So I was also wondering if your cat is grooming more than usual or chewing at herself? This 'could' be the reason and might be a food allergy or environmental allergy of some kind. Just wanted to mention it. Below is a photo of Stinky with her nose a bit beat up.
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    Lulu had that same thing on her nose. it was a little bump like a scab so I put panalog cream on it and it is eventually disappeared

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