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18 Jan 2004

Lumps on 14 yr old cat
Hi - we live in a remote area and the vet for the area only visits once a month or so. Please could you tell me if we need to be concerned about a small hard lump, about the size of a grape that appeared about a month ago on the side of our long haired siamese cat, who is about 14 yrs old. The lump is loose and only attached to the skin. The cat licks and bites it, but there is no pus or inflammation around or in the lump, nor does it not appear to be an abcess and has not grown any larger. The cat is well otherwise, and perhaps because of his age has a bigger appetie than he used to. (?)
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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01 Jan 0001

I cannot give you accurate information without seeing the lump. When your vet next comes round, have him look at it to distinguish good from bad. There are no accurate ways to distinguish without examining the lesion.

Good luck!

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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