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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Lump on bridge of kittens nose...

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I have two 3 month old kittens brothers, Oscar and Felix. I just noticed a lump on the bridge of Oscar's nose... wondering if anyone has seen anything similar. There's no wound that I can tell, I looked with a flashlight. I'm thinking I need to take him in to see the vet tomorrow.

Has anyone seen anything like this?

He's strictly indoors, no bugs, fleas or insects... I have not seen a change in activity level or appetite.









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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 01:10 AM
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I assume the two are relatively new to your family? Congratulations! Love their names.

Oscar is adorable! I've never seen anything like that bump. Did it develop suddenly? Insect bite, maybe?
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Hi Spirited!

I've had the two boys for almost two months now, I picked them up shortly after Milo's passing... they'very been keeping us busy, that's for sure.

I really doubt it's an insect bite, the house is closed up and th hey don't have access to the outdoors. I'm starting to think he may have bumped his head while wrestling with Felix or his older brother Mason.

I'm going to see how it looks tomorrow. The vet is open til 7 so I might take him in if nothing changes.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 07:48 AM
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If it's not better today, definitely get him to the vet. I'm thinking it's probably an abscess from a bite or scratch from his brother.



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Looks like an abscess, but perhaps you could ask your vet to check for a fungus like Cryptococcus, just to be safe. One of my dogs was treated with antibiotics initially and she got very sick until my vet thought it could be something like Aspergillum.
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I would get it checked out. I've seen such a lump before, but not on a kitten.
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Could be an abscess from a scratch or bite, or even bumped his nose hard. If bump feels hotter than beside it may be an abscess, also if its not going down tomorrow.

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Thanks everyone...

I think it is an abscess too. It seems to have gotten a little larger today.

I was bitten on my hand last year and it swelled, I remember the bite was not that large - so it is very possible Oscar got a small puncture.

Oscar has an appointment to see the doctor at 4:30 today. I will update the post with his findings.
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How did it go at the vet?

I hope these little guys are helping you to heal (when they're not worrying you)!
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hello!

The vet said he bumped his head. It's not fluid filled so it's not abscessed, thank goodness. He prescribed frozen peas to the bump and gave him an antibiotic as a precaution. His temperature was slightly elevated.

They do help me to heal, each in their own way. Mason LOVES his little brothers - all 3 of them just fill the house with life and laughter. Milo is missed beyond words....I'm still grieving his loss...


These are the boys...Mason is 10 mos old and Oscar & Felix are 3 mos old tomorrow.


This was taken about a month ago when I brought home a new bed for the babies...


And this is Oscar today, waiting on the Dr. like a boss...
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