Why Is My Cat's Tongue Black?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
Although a blackened tongue can be caused by trauma, the most common reason is an immune dysfunction.

This can be caused by a yeast problem or other infections - which could be a result of just about anything.

If you are still unsure, or become more concerned about why your cat's tongue is black, then take your pet to the vet. He or she can then undertake a thorough and detailed examination.

Why is my cat's tongue black? What could be the cause?
  • Injuries to the tongue: Make sure that there are no broken electrical wires or other hazards that could have caused your cat to burn their tongue. If there are any signs that your cat has had an accident, then take it to the vet.
  • Yeast infections: Yeast infections can cause black tongues in cats, and are due to an immune dysfunction - which, in turn, could be a result of a more serious virus or infection. Any virus that changes the normal balance of your cat's immune system could be the cause.
These are just two of the most common reasons why a cat's tongue may turn black, but there are potentially a lot more, but less common reasons. The best course of action would to take your pet to your local veterinary practice.
Muhammad Nadeem Profile
Muhammad Nadeem answered
Black tongue in cats can be due to immune dysfunction, infections like yeast infection, injuries etc. You should take your cat to vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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