How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30310
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
Type Your Cat Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 16 yr old domestic short hair male who developed

Customer Question

hi i have a 16 yr old domestic short hair male who developed what look like a stye over his eye there is no discharge and it does not seem to be bothering him should i worry more
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: cat
JA: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: nope he has been healthy all his life it just grew over a month long period
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

There's reason for concern because cats don't suffer from styes. Instead, you're likely to be seeing a cyst, tumor, or cystic tumor over his eye. Can you upload a photo(s) of this to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as

I can be more accurate if I can see what you're seeing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he is difficult to catch at times lol for an old man he moves i just took this one it was the only one he didnt move in
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Good work! This appears to be a benign skin tumor. It should be easy to remove but the ol' man will need to be "spaced out" with a dissociative agent by his vet to have that done. I can't predict if this will continue growing and eventually interfere with his sight.

Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much you have answered my concerns very well. As I said he has always been very healthy never ill. He is an indoor cat so no significant exposure to other cats. Thank you very much again have a great day.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin