Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 11th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Kalou Kalou is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 119
Black spots on my cat's lip?

I just noticed the other day that my cat has some small dark spots on his lips. At first I thought it was just food but I can't wipe them away. They are really tiny spots though. Any ideas what this could be?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 11th, 2010, 08:58 PM
krdahmer's Avatar
krdahmer krdahmer is offline
~Cat Servent~
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Posts: 5,229
one possibility is acne, my guys get it on their chins and around their lips....always best to have a vet check it out to make sure though.

http://www.cat-world.com.au/feline-acne
__________________
Windy~Smoke~Buddy~Palomine~Fagan~Asker~Mickey Blue Eyes Venus

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” -Mahatma Gandhi

"We're the renegades, we're the people; With our own philosophies; We change the course of history; Everyday people like you and me"- R A T M
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 12th, 2010, 09:42 AM
catlover2's Avatar
catlover2 catlover2 is offline
Catlover2
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: GTA (Greater Toronto Area)
Posts: 1,031
Are you using plastic bowl? This can aggravate this feline acne condition. Use a flate ceramic plate instead if you are.
__________________
"We humans are indeed fortunate if we happen to be chosen to be owned by a cat." -- Anonymous
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old August 12th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Kalou Kalou is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 119
Thanks so much for the info. I was reading that website and that sounds exactly like what he has.

We feed him using a plastic ball which he has to roll around to get the food out (b/c he is prone to scarfing down his food and then throwing it back up).

Any ideas as to how to slow down his eating b/c I really don't want to use the plastic ball after I read through the website b/c it will only irritate the problem.


Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 12th, 2010, 01:21 PM
sugarcatmom's Avatar
sugarcatmom sugarcatmom is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,307
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalou View Post
Any ideas as to how to slow down his eating b/c I really don't want to use the plastic ball after I read through the website b/c it will only irritate the problem.
Feed wet food instead. Scarf-n-barf tends to be more associated with kibble because the cat eats a bunch, it expands in the stomach when it hits moisture, and voila! you've got regurgitated food all over your lovely carpet. If it still happens with wet food, you can spread it around thinly on a large plate so it takes the cat longer to eat it.
__________________
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 12th, 2010, 01:31 PM
ancientgirl's Avatar
ancientgirl ancientgirl is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 15,069
You can also try bowls made especially to slow down the eating.

These are advertised for dogs, but I'm sure using them with a kitty shouldn't be too much of a problem. Laladoggy

I've seen other kinds too so you can always do a search.
__________________
There are only two rules at my house: House rule #1. Cats rule. House rule #2. See rule #1.

http://nuriaandthegang.shutterfly.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 12th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Kalou Kalou is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 119
My cat actually does really well with his food (as long as he eats it slower). As soon as we got the special food ball he stopped throwing up completely. We feed him a good quality food: Orijen

I will definitely look into the special bowls though that get them to eat slower.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 AM.