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Is it normal for a black cat to have black gums?

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    So i was checking out my cats gums as a random inspection and noticed he has black gums. I think hes always had it (just never noticed) and vets have never mentioned it. Is it actually normal for black cats to have black gums?
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    According to http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pet...r-cats-ga1.htm and http://www.pictures-of-cats.org/cat-has-black-gums.html it's perfectly fine and normal. It's just a pigmentation of the gums.

    "Black gums on a black cat aren't anything to worry about, but pale, yellowish, or bluish tinged gums on any cat should be reported to your veterinarian right away."
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    I know tigers have black gingivae
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    Doesn't sound right at all to me but I'm not a cat
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    yea they can have black pigmentation in their gums. my black cat has several 'patches' of black colour on his gums and the roof of his mouth. perfectly normal xx
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    Yes I have an auburn cat with pink gums with patches of black.
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    (Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
    According to http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pet...r-cats-ga1.htm and http://www.pictures-of-cats.org/cat-has-black-gums.html it's perfectly fine and normal. It's just a pigmentation of the gums.

    "Black gums on a black cat aren't anything to worry about, but pale, yellowish, or bluish tinged gums on any cat should be reported to your veterinarian right away."
    As if! I just found that and was about to quote the same thing!

    FML! :rolleyes:

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