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klumpheidi posted:
I have a male cat, long hair about 8 years old i just found this bump on his neck, its kind of like a zit looking thing but that sticks out of his skin. it dosen't seem to bother him. he's not changed in how he acts still crazy, loves to hunt and eat mice. i don't know if i should be worried about this or wait and see how it goes.
thanks for the help
Will Draper, DVM responded:
Heidi- you most certainly want to get this checked out by your vet as soon as possible. It could be a "zit", or cyst, but it can also be something as serious as a tumor. You noted that it's on his neck- if it's on the top, just before his back, that's a common place to find vaccine-induced tumors. It could also be a parasite (most common- a larvae, Cuterebra), which is much less of an issue...however, the only way to know is to get it checked out- and the sooner the better. Good luck!
Dr. Will


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