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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 06:17 PM
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Anna, my tuxedo cat has this. I think it depends on a cats colouring. My other cats don't have it but ones a calico and ones a blue point ragdoll. I find it more noticeable on black cats.


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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 09:32 PM
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I, too think it is perfectly normal. If it was parasites, or some sort of mange he would be scratching it mercilessly - that would be a warning sign. If he seems otherwise healthy, just keep an eye on it, but I do think it's fine. He is very handsome with even with his receding hairline!! =D

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Both my guys have the same thing. its normal. I worried about it too though.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 02:11 AM
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Yes, this is very normal. Cats have scent glands on their temples in front of their ears. When cats greet one another, they but heads and rub their temples on one another as an exchange of scents; a sign of pride acceptance. Next time your cat butts you, notice the part of his head that rubs on her skin; it will be the temples. It is much less noticable on long haired cats.
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 03:10 PM
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Completely normal. My Orry has this also. Like some of the others have said, I think it's more noticeable on black cats.
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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 03:20 PM
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Completely normal. My Orry has this also. Like some of the others have said, I think it's more noticeable on black cats.

exactly. because there is much more contrast between black fur and whitish skin. the same true for any cat with black/dark coat around/above eyes and around ears. it just physics

i bet if there was cat with black skin and white coat it would be very noticeable too!

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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:38 AM
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My cats have it too... But more noticeable on my Pip who is black round the top of his head


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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 04:14 PM
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I'd noticed that on Yuki but then noticed it on other kitties. The hair there is almost bristle-like. Her fur is light colour so it doesn't show as much Click image for larger version

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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 04:10 PM
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Totally normal! One of my cats has thinner hair there too. I was worried at first but the vet insisted it was just how she was. She almost explained it like a reverse eye brow!
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