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There is a hard raised lump of something on the back of the

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There is a hard raised lump of something on the back of the outside cat I feed on my property. There is a band around the hard hair covered part that has lost the hair
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Harmony. 5or 6
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Harmony?
Customer: No... Other than she is a little feral and has a stub for a tail
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Hi, JACustomer. Thanks for your question. Do you have a picture of this area on Harmony?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

I'll stand by.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Do I email the pic?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

There's an attachment function on the page. You can also use or similar website and share the link back

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm not sure how to do this. I see on this page that there is a jpeg image but when I press send nothing happens. I know how to send pics from my library to specific emails
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Oh maybe it did send. ????
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Did u receive it?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

It just came through. Thank you! One sec here while I type a response.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

This looks like a mat and one that should be fairly easy to shave out of the haircoat if she will permit this to happen. Sometimes under these areas are abscesses or hot spots, so it may not be a bad idea to have a clinic perform this service. Sometimes they will clip matts out for a nominal charge without an exam, so its worth calling around to see if this is something they do if you're unable to remove it yourself. Some cats are also tolerant enough to have them pulled from their coat.

If there are any areas of red, ulcerative appearance she's going to need to have it professionally addressed anyhow with antibiotics and probably having the area clipped and cleaned.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Checking in. How is your companion doing?

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