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lump on cat's tail

My 9 year old cat has a soft lump about the size of a grape on her tail. It is about 1 or 2 inches down the tail from her body. It doesn't appear to be painful or bother her at all. What could this be?


Asked by Member 625707 on Apr 24th 2008 in Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

When my terrier-mix started to get these, the vet said they were "fatty" tumors or subcutaneous cysts and not to worry. He said if you could kind of "move" them around, then not to worry about them. However, any time a lump of any kind appears on our pet's bodies, it's always a good idea to check with the vet. If it's changed in size or location then you need to have her checked. Chances are it's just one of those fatty tumors and you don't have to worry about it. But peace of mind is priceless.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on Apr 24th.

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Hunter

You don't mention if your cat is an outdoor kitty. Sometimes soft lumps are actually abscesses that form after a cat bite. If your kitty has no outdoor exposure or you don't have other cats in your house that could have gotten into a fight with her then most likely it's a lipoma. As Izzie said, you should have it checked just to be sure...it's hard to tell what it is without actually looking, palpating and aspirating it.


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