big black spot on my cats upper palate

by Joy
(Milford CT)

What can cause this? I just adopted this silver bengal 3 year old. I just noticed this spot when she yawned. No other concerns. Could it be a birth mark, like some humans have? she doesn't appear to have any difficulties or other symptoms.

RESPONSE:

You made a good guess. It is similar to a birth mark and it appears on the palate of black cats frequently. My black cat, Max, has the mark and my grey tabby, Coty, also has several. Since your cat is healthy and showing no other symptoms it sounds like the harmless pigmentation that happens with certain breeds of cats.

For example, orange cats are notorious for getting brown/black marks on their noses and lips etc. which are similar to humans having freckles. The main time to get concerned is if the mark is raised like a mole.

So I'm pretty sure that your beautiful silver Bengal is displaying her DNA traits.

Comments for big black spot on my cats upper palate

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Dec 02, 2017
black spot NEW
by: Anonymous

I have 6 cats and 2 of them have this spot, the one is black, the other is orange tabby :)

Aug 17, 2015
Dark Pigmentation roof of mouth
by: Anonymous

My grey tabby 2 year old also has the discoloration on the roof of her mouth. No raised areas or redness. From previous comments I see this is not a problem.

Nov 15, 2014
Bengal palate
by: Renee

My baby Bengal also has this marking on his palate. I figured it was pigmentation due to his breed.

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