Lentigo Is A Rare Genetic Condition That Can Mask Melanoma Spots On Your Cat'S Face
Lentigo is a genetic condition where there is an increase in the number of epidermal melanocytes. As these pigment-producing cells multiply, small black or brown spots appear on your cat’s face. Middle-aged to older cats are most commonly affected, but lentigo can appear in cats as young as a year old. Lentigo first appears in cats with tiny spots on the lips. As the cat ages, the spots will become more widespread and may grow larger. The lesions are either brown or black, small in size, and are usually flat. Cats appear to be comfortable with these “freckles,” as they do not seem to be skin cancer. The only concern is that lentigo spots can mask melanoma spots. If you notice a raised black spot on your pet, contact your veterinarian. There is no need for treatment. Melanoma is the most common skin condition. It usually appears as small black spots. Other similar-appearing medical issues that can create health problems include fleas and flea dirt. Feline - Acne can be an occasional flare-up or a chronic condition. If your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. Always consult a veterinary professional for health-related questions. They have examined your pet and know the pet's health history. They can make the best recommendations. For more information on how to care for your pet or visit www. petfinder. com. . . .