Pussy Cat or Nosy Cat? Why Does Your Cat’s Nose Change Color

Did you notice that your cat’s pale pink nose has turned into a gleaming bright pink one? Is it your hallucination or cat magic?

 

Why does a cat’s nose change its color?

Get the nose facts of your finicky nosy cat!

Firstly, this is a usual change that any cat parent may come across. Unless you have examined for certain symptoms, it is nothing to be worried about. There are normal reasons and medical implications to this color change. Let us assess each of them.

Normal causes

1. Staining

We know that cats cannot keep away from smelling new things. When she is on her voyage of exploration, she might have stained her nose while peeping into something. So, a stained nose may look like the color of her nose has changed.

2. Excitement/Stress

When she is extremely happy or angry, like how humans’ nose turns red, your feline’s nose will also turn pinker.

3. Aging

If your cat is growing older, they develop freckles around their lips and nose region. It is also on the account of increased or long-term exposure to the Sunlight.

Concerning Reasons

1. Heart rate/BP

When there are fluctuations in her heart rate and blood pressure, due to altered blood flow, there tends to be increased gush in her nose. This will make it look darker.

2. Body temperature

If your cat has caught a cold due to sudden contact with a chill item or environment change, you may have seen her nose pink while sneezing. Like humans, cats get a red nose due to cold too.

3. Bruises

Apart from the visible external injuries, there is a possibility of an internal bruise in your cat’s nose. Maybe when she rubbed it against a tree or bumped onto a floor, it may have ruptured her blood vessels underneath her nose. This will cause a sudden noticeable color change in her nose.

4. Allergy

The most common enemy for most cat abnormalities is no exception in this. Sometimes, coupled with other usual symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, Itchiness, breathlessness, the nose leather will also become thick and hence change color.

What to do when you notice a color change in your cat’s nose?

As listed above, the primary set of reasons are quite normal and nothing to be worried about. To make sure that it's not any serious health issue, first try to wipe your cat’s nose with a wet towel and check if she is facing pain or showing signs of discomfort.
 
Also, you can wait for her nose color to change. If it was temporarily due to climate changes, it would automatically disappear after some time. But if the color change prolongs or you have noticed other health issues/unusual behavior, take her to her guardian angel- her vet!
 
Do not worry if your nosy pinky has a pink nose now, she will get back to normal soon…. Here is to cattying… 😊 Kudos to all pussy nosy cats…….

 

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