The Fungus On My Cat's Leg Is Black. What Could It Be?


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James Parnell answered
The presence of black fungus on your cat's leg is most probably due to some sort of fungal or bacterial infection, which could have come about due to a variety of causes.

It is very hard for me to determine the severity of your cat's condition from the description you have given here.

The best piece of advice I can give you is to monitor your cat carefully, and to inspect the black fungus on the animal's leg regularly.

I would then advise you to take your cat to a veterinary practice, who will be able to give your cat a detailed and thorough examination and hopefully make a diagnosis.

Once a diagnosis has been made, then treatment can begin straight away.

My cat has black fungus on his legs - what could it be?
  • Black fungus could be the result of a fungal infection.
  • It may also be a result of a bacterial infection, picked up via a scratch or other wound.
  • To be completely sure, you should take your cat to see the vet.
Jessica Smith Profile
Jessica Smith answered
If you think your cat has a fungal infection, you should seek veterinary attention. 

Black skin discolouration could be caused by an infection (bacterial or fungal), can be associated with chronic skin disease, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, or allergic conditions. 

Prompt diagnosis and intervention is key to successful treatment.

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