My has black specks around the individual strands of his fur when looked at under a microscope

Today I looked at my cats hair under a microscope, and say that there were small black microscopic specks with a clear interior. My cat is 7 years old and has no symptoms at all. Does anyone know what this is?

Asked by Member 1153601 on Feb 4th 2013 Tagged fur, microscopic, blackspecks in Grooming
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Bezalel Tiger

What color is your cat? It sounds like regular dirt or flea dirt. Is he an outside cat? I would start a flea treatment if he is, or go for a check up if he's not. If your cat has fleas, your carpet has fleas, and the whole house needs to be de-fleaed from top to bottom... quite an ordeal. Follow the directions of the medicine carefully and do not over-pesticide your pet!! ^_^

Bezalel Tiger answered on 11/3/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer