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My cat has a bump on the side of his neck
badbobfromnyc posted:
Hi, my male cat that is 7 years old has a kinda red round bump. It started 6 months or so
ago and got a little bigger. And now it has slowed down in size.It has a black tip. He eats
like a horse. He acts fine. No problems. I rub it to see if it hurts him. It does not. The
only thing i have seen in the last year is he really, really sheds the hair now on stuff
around the house. We brush him every day and he still gets hair all over. But his coat is
still very pretty. I did notice after i brush him, i take the hair off the brush and it
sticks to my hand. He eats dry food friskys every day, and he has a spoon full of wet can
food 2 to 3 times a day. Can you help with this?
He is a little over weight. But he is a house cat. I have not taken him to the vet yet,
and he has never been to a vet.Only to be declawed and fixed.The other thing. He also gets
his eyes big sometimes and bites my wife on the leg, and runs away. He does not do that to
me. He has no claws, and has been fixed when he was young.He does not go out side.Can you
tell me what it may be. Bob.
Will Draper, DVM responded:
babbob: any growth that has been around for 6 months should be checked. If your cat had surgery, the vet probably required vaccines- and it is not uncommon for cats to form tumors secondary to some vaccinations (more commonly the feline leukemia vaccine). It is very important to get this checked out by a vet as soon as possible. Hopefully it's nothing serious, but only your vet can determine that for you. Best to you and your boy.
Dr. Will


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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