in-grown hair on cat's back? small lump?
Hello! I really hope someone might be able to help, I am getting a bit worried.
I just was petting my cat and felt a small lump. It feels like a nipple, but it is on his back. Upon closer inspection, it looks like it could be an in-grown hair, as there is a piece of his fur sticking out of it. Some fur near it appears to be just a tiny bit oily, but nothing seems to be coming out of it. He didn't seem bothered by my touching it or around it. He is 11 years old this month and I have been so fortunate he has always been so healthy. Of course I would like to have him checked out, but the fur sticking out makes me wonder if it isn't just an in-grown hair that might work it's way out/off. I also don't have the cash for a vet to just tell me it's an in-grown hair! It won't allow me to include the photo I took. It looks very slightly pink, but not in an irritated way...just in a fleshy way. It is about half the size of the eraser on the end of a pencil.
Please let me know if this sounds like anything you know about.