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Black lips

Species: cat | Category: medical-surgical | Submitted: 4 May 2009 01:02PM | viewed 4422 times
Q Samantha asks about soosy (cat) :

My cat is 16 years old and in February lost her brother who she had been with all of her life. Since then her health has gone down as she has been pining for him. The last couple of days we have noticed that she has developed really black lips. She has stopped eating and lost weight. What may this be?

Q Our vet says: There are many conditions which can affect cats of this age, but it does sound quite serious. I wonder if what you are describing about the lips is a true pigment change, or perhaps it is cyanosis which could mean that your cat is struggling to get enough oxygen. Take your cat to the vet as soon as possible.

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