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My cat has suddenly developed several skin-colored bumps

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Hi, my cat has suddenly developed several skin-colored bumps along the back of his neck
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: they are mostly concentrated there but there are one or two that popped up in other places
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

These can be harmless, benign papillomas

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/papillomas-of-the-skin/649

or an allergic reaction called miliary dermatitis. Neither issue is harmful.

It is not contagious, hence other cats are unaffected.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miliary_dermatitis

You can apply raw honey to any sore or irritated areas. It is a remarkable healing agent:

http://winterparkhoney.ecrater.com/p/4865201/16-oz-melaleuca-honey-raw-unheated

http://oramanukahoney.com.au/animal_care.html

In addition, add one quarter of a 4 mg chlortrimeten to a tablespoon of baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic.

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/chlorpheniramine-maleate-chlor-trimeton/page1.aspx

Give it every 24 hours. It is very tiny so he will not detect it

Any of these are also acceptable:

Benadryl at a dose of 1/2 of a 25 mg tablet given twice daily or

Chlorpheniramine at a dose of 2-4 mg twice a day or

Claritin (Loratadine) at a dose of 2.5-5 mg/cat or

Zyrtec (cetirizine) 5 mg once or twice a day

It is important to ensure that the formulations used contain ONLY the antihistamine and are not combination products (e.g. Claritin-D contains pseudoephedrine, which could cause very significant adverse effects in a cat).

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Terri