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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-08-2004, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Baxter has a lump

There is a small lump on Baxter's back near his tail, a little bigger than an an M & M.

Has anyone else had a cat that had a lump of that sort? If it doesn't disappear within a few days I will have to take him to the vet.

Just wondering what it might be.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 10:46 PM
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I would take him to the vet asap. If you catch things early you have a better chance of resolving what ever it is. Hope this isnt serious. Keep us posted.
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Yikes, I don't know what it could be. I'd take him to the vet to be sure.

Let us know how it all turns out.
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Samhain had/has one on her arm. Supposedly with cats the chances of a bump being cancer are very small when compared to dogs. The vet told us to watch it and make sure it didn't grow, and it hasn't, but she bites at it.. so I think we're going to have it removed sometime soon. Supposedly when those kinds of bumps are stimulated, it can cause a histamine reaction and the vet thinks that Might be a reason for her lost fur. But in any case, I'm rambling.. sorry. I'd have him looked at but don't worry Too too much. Yet.

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Did he get any sort of shot or vaccine lately? That may account for a lump. Either way, having a vet look at it is probably the best thing.
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He had his rabies vaccination about a month ago but I believe this just appeared. It doesn't bother him when I touch the lump and it does move with his skin so it is not attached to a bone or anything like that. I made a vet appointment for Wednesday so I'll let everyone know.
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Yes, rabies vaccines can often cause a reaction like that, but I don't know how long it normally takes them to appear. Yes, do let us know what the vet says.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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I just got back from the vet. They used a needle to take a sample of the lump and they are sending it to a lab to be analyzed to see what it might be. I should know in a few days.

You know, the hardest thing about taking him to the vet is having to re-introduce him to Barnaby. He started hissing at Baxter when I got back home, almost more than last time. I'll have to do the vanilla thing later on when I let them together again. Right now I have them separated so the other cat scents can hopefully wear off.
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Ugh..

I hope his results come back well. And good luck with the re-introduction. Barnaby is quite sensitive about that kinda stuff, huh?

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The results from the lab are already in. They said that it just appears to be some form of inflammation. They said they can't completely rule out something else (in the event that the needle did not fully penetrate the lump) but for now it may just be treatable with antibiotics. We'll see if there are any results in the next week.
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