Small black crusty scabs on my cat's chin that are spreading
Thank you for your help. My 2 year old cat, Angel, has been with us for 9 months. We got her from the shelter. She is a
mother and had a litter of six before we met her. I have been
treating her for ear mites, but last week noticed a black crusty
spot on her chin below the mouth. I thought it was a tick and
pulled it off. That area was pink for a while, but now I notice
that more of there little crusty black scabs are spreading on her chin. Any advice is most appreciated.
Answer by Kate
sounds to me like she has a little cut on her chin which scabbed over. The black thing was the scab and when you pulled it off it revealed the new shin underneath.
Often after a cat gets cuts etc the skin heals and the scar tissue which replaces the wound is often black in colour. So it may well be that scar tisue is forming on her chin.
Keep an eye on her and if you notice any other signs of ill health then take her to the vets. However I feel that this is probably nothing to worry about as long as you are treating her for parasites on a monthly basis, she should be fine.
best wishes Kate
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