Color of cat's mouth

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Joe Diamond:
I'm probably going to make this sound worse than it is, but does anyone know if it's normal for the front part (just around the front teeth) of the upper roof of a cat's mouth to be darker than the rest of the roof, which is more pinkish?
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Hilden Pickering:
[nq:1]I'm probably going to make this sound worse than it is, but does anyone know if it's normal for the ... lips in the front and on one side. My tabby has a dark spot on his roof of the mouth.[/nq]
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Cathy Friedmann:
[nq:1]I'm probably going to make this sound worse than it is, but does anyoneknow if it's normal for the front part (just around the front teeth) of theupper roof of a cat's mouth to be darker than the rest of the roof, which ismore pinkish?[/nq]
Yes, the tissue can have darker pigmentation in various areas of their mouths. There may be darker spots & blotches on the roof of the mouth, on the lips, wherever. Also on the skin you might sometimes see this - where the fur may be sparser, like in front of the ears; or they may have dark splodges on the pads of their otherwise pink paws.

Cathy

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Rene:
[nq:2]I'm probably going to make this sound worse than it ... than the rest of the roof, which is more pinkish?[/nq]
[nq:1]It is normal. My tuxedo has black lips in the front and on one side. My tabby has a dark spot on his roof of the mouth.[/nq]
Yes, I agree. My tabby and white has sort of a "speckled" brown and white roof of his mouth.

Rene
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