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My Cat has a small Bump like a pimple on his back what does

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My Cat has a small Bump like a pimple on his back what does it mean?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Pet Doc replied 7 years ago.
Hi thereCustomer

Thank you for your question regarding your boy who seems to have a bit of a bump on his back. As you can imagine there are a number of things this could be. If this is a small pimple sized bump as you say, it could well be a small area of infection, or possibly a sebaceous cyst. If it is small you could just keep an eye on it of the next 4 - 5 days. If the mass grows, then definitely get your boy to your Vet as it could be a sign he has an abscess forming under the skin.

A Vet visit would also be ideal to get an exact diagnosis of what this bump is. By placing a needle in the bump and getting some cells out, your Vet will be able to tell you straight away whether this is an area of infection, a sebaceous cyst (a bening bump that will come and go), or something that needs to be removed there appears to be malignant cells in the lump.

Do keep an eye on the bump for the next 4 - 5 days. If it stays the same size or shrinks and doesn't seem to be bothering your boy then you could just continue to keep an eye on it, whereas if he begins licking the area or the bump grows, then definitely get him to your Vet within the week.

Best of luck and do keep in touch with this boy's progress.

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Kind Regards,

Dr M D Edwards
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