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Old 12-10-2012, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So many topics on Beans lately. xD
anyway, Ever since I got Beans (since he was young), He's had this thing where he would randomly have hair missing on his nose. It comes back within a day or so, but then it randomly disappears again.
What could it be?
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might have to tilt your screen a bit to see the little bit of hair on his nose in this photo.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It comes back in a few days? Hair as far as I know doesn't grow that fast... could it be that his nose is just really wet? I've noticed sometimes on white cats that above their nose can look a little weird and translucent/pink skinned due to the fine white hair sort of... blending into the skin? Sounds weird, I know. I've seen it on Blaze a few times but not as extensive as in your pictures.

Otherwise, over grooming is a possibility?

Really I've never heard of this, so just throwing out random ideas.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah. I guess its still there, just didnt really know how to word it. His actual nose is always really wet, so i guess it could be getting wet all the way up to the top of his nose.

Also, off topic, the cat in your avatar reminds me of Beans a bit c:
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My kitten has the same coloring as yours and I've seen him look like the 2nd pic, but not the first. I've always just assumed his nose was wet. He also drools when he's happy. I get slobbered on like a dog when I pet him in my lap.

The first pic is peculiar indeed. In a normal state, my kitten has no change in color on the bridge of his nose. I've noticed it looking slightly off like the 2nd pic but I figured he got his paws a little too wet while grooming or was splashing in his water bowl.

Does he react if you touch it? It doesn't look sore or inflamed like it should from over grooming.

My instinct is not to be too concerned, but I think you should run the picture by a vet to make sure.


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Old 12-10-2012, 08:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yup, he just has an extreme case of wet nose, LOL! My guy gets it when he plays really hard
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does he react if you touch it? It doesn't look sore or inflamed like it should from over grooming.
no, he acts just as he normally does.

thanks for the opinions guys, i think it probably is just really wet nose
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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He's licking his nose, as others have said--no hairloss, just looks that way b/c it's wet.

But don't relax too fast--that's not normal. It usually indicates nausea. If it continues, I would get labwork done (CBC/blood chemistry/T4) to rule out the usual suspects.
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