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Cat has unusually red nose
An_220639 posted:
My cat is a strictly indoor cat, but got outside eight days ago. She came back tonight for the first time, incredibly skinny, and with a overly red nose. Any ideas?
Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
This would be the perfect instance for a picture. Are there any signs of injury? Could she have an abrasion on her nose? Since you mentioned that she is skinny, does she also have signs of a cold? Is she running a fever? The normal cat temperature is 101 to 102.5 degrees F. You can use a digital thermometer to check it. The safest thing would be for you to take your cat to your veterinarian for a thorough exam.

Good luck with your Rudolph the Red Nosed Kitty...
Dr. Bernadine
bmitchell530 responded:
She has no cuts, fleas, ticks, or fever. The redness seems to be going away as she sleeps and stays inside. My best guess is that it must have been from being in the cold and rain. Thank you!


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