Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My cat has 2 lumps at the base of her spine where her tail…

Customer Question
Hello, my cat has...

Hello, my cat has 2 lumps at the base of her spine where her tail is. When we touch them, she starts twitching and biting her paws very fast. She seems completely fine otherwise. We are worried for her.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?

She's about 6 years old and we've had her since birth. We just moved to a new apartment where she has adjusted very well. She is neutered as well.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
12/4/2017
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Rebecca
Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 17,821
Experience: More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
Verified

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are concerned about your cat having these lumps.

How big are they? How long have they been there?

Can you possibly post a picture of them here?

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a cat veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 3,956
3,956 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Gary is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,956 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,834 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,652 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

17,821 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,076 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,959 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
Cher, thank you so much for being available to concerned pet
Hi there Cher, thank you so much for being available to concerned pet owners! I have a question about mast cell tumor on a cat's tail … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,021 satisfied customers
My cat has 2 lumps at the base of her spine where her tail
Hello, my cat has 2 lumps at the base of her spine where her tail is. When we touch them, she starts twitching and biting her paws very fast. She seems completely fine otherwise. We are worried for he… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
939 satisfied customers
My cats tail is dragging, she isn't lifting it as she
My cats tail is dragging, she isn't lifting it as she normally does. I have had a look at it and can't see any bite marks or anything but she doesn't like me touching it at the top. She does still hav… read more
Dr.Kitty
Dr.Kitty
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
81 satisfied customers
She has an injury to her pelvis or spine and on Friday, it
She has an injury to her pelvis or spine and on Friday, it got worse as she is now dragging her hand legs and tail and moves forward with her front paws and upper body strength. She is on steroids pre… read more
benedetta7
benedetta7
ER/ICU veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
496 satisfied customers
She can't lifer her tail. It seems to be on the part fairly
She can't lifer her tail. It seems to be on the part fairly close to her body where it just arches over when she tries to lift it. I'm not sure she can flick the end of her tail either. I just tried t… read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
845 satisfied customers
My cat's tail is not moving. He is walking fine and not in
My cat's tail is not moving. He is walking fine and not in pain and let's me manipulate the tail, but it just hangs limply. He had been on edge lately. We are moving and the boxes and packing put him … read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,711 satisfied customers
My cat is having a problem with her back legs. She seemed to
My cat is having a problem with her back legs. She seemed to ok at 5 o'clock this morning but suddenly hiding and not moving as fast as she was and in some pain if I touch her.… read more
Candy
Candy
Veterinary Practice Consultant/ Vet Tech
11,402 satisfied customers
Our cat was attacked by dogs 11 days ago. He spent 3 nights
Our cat was attacked by dogs 11 days ago. He spent 3 nights at the vet's office and has been home since then. The vet said that he has trauma to the spine but did not detect any fractures in the X-ray… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,652 satisfied customers
My 8 yr. Old female cat seems to have an issue with her spine.
My 8 yr. Old female cat seems to have an issue with her spine. It is a spot 4 inches above her tail to the right of her spine. If we touch it she goes stiff, twitching and biting herself. Any suggesti… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
17,821 satisfied customers
My cat has a few crusty patches, really tiny, along her spine.
My cat has a few crusty patches, really tiny, along her spine. She is not loosing hair. When I rub the crust, it falls apart and then white flakes appear on her coat. When I run my hand on her back, s… read more
catzanddogz
catzanddogz
167 satisfied customers
My six month old kitten Foxy just got spayed and declawed.
My six month old kitten Foxy just got spayed and declawed. She wore the cone to keep her from chewing her stitches. We took the cone off and she seemed fine. She did lick her incision and her paws, bu… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,481 satisfied customers
My cat is seven years old and has been neutered. Just recently
My cat is seven years old and has been neutered. Just recently while I have been stroking him he is very sensitive near his back end. His back twitches and he sometimes turns his head round towards me… read more
Dr. Johnson
Dr. Johnson
BVM&S
966 satisfied customers
In the last day, my cat has become lethargic and weak, although
In the last day, my cat has become lethargic and weak, although she seems to be eating and drinking OK and going to the bathroom. She moves exceedingly slowly, which is not normal. Her tail, however, … read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,555 satisfied customers
When I pet my 11 yr. old cat, his back twitches from the back
When I pet my 11 yr. old cat, his back twitches from the back of the top of the base of his head down to his tail bone right on top of his spine. He will lick below his chin incessantly until I stop. … read more
Dr. Jenn
Dr. Jenn
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
5,610 satisfied customers
my cat was recently chasing mice in the garden and was being
my cat was recently chasing mice in the garden and was being quite lively and agressive. when she came in after i noticed a lump which feels very hard and a bit like bone sticking out underneath her f… read more
Doctor 4 Cats
Doctor 4 Cats
Owner- Cat Hospital
Doctoral Degree
950 satisfied customers
My 8 year old female cat is acting very strange. When you
My 8 year old female cat is acting very strange. When you pet her down her back she is fine till you get about 3 inches away from her tail. At that area she begins to twitch and if you stay there she … read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
DVM
Doctoral Degree
823 satisfied customers
my cat has a lump on the top of one paw. There is a small amount
my cat has a lump on the top of one paw. There is a small amount of bleading around the edges of the lump. The lump is not hard and does not seem to cause pain when I touch it. What is it and what can… read more
MD for Pets
MD for Pets
VMD
173 satisfied customers
My 17 year old female siamese cat is twitching and it seems
My 17 year old female siamese cat is twitching and it seems painful to her when I touch her spine, near the tail. She does a little head shaking, but mostly it's the involuntary twitching. She is on a… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x