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My cat has this weird cream color protruding tiny bump

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My cat has this weird cream color protruding tiny bump coming out from where his whiskers are, a few weeks ago he had a similar looking bump behind his ear which went away. I have pictures of it but unsure what it may be
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I would like to see the pic, please. You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/ I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing. Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Thank you. Give me a moment to take a look, please...

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

The pics are out of focus but my first thought was that this represents an embedded tick which would be consistent with a bump behind his ear that went away...a tick detached. Can you gently tweeze this bump away from the skin and see if you can see the head and/or legs of a tick?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay sorry about the bad pics, I will try and remove it. I’m nervous will it hurt him?
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

No, not if you're gentle. Please let me know what you find.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay I got it! But I noticed there’s a smaller one under his chin and there’s red encrusted stuff surrounding it
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Good work. Cleanse away the stuff with peroxide so you can visualize the tick better and see if you can tweeze it out as well.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you for your assistance! Do you have any ideas on products out there that prevent ticks? I’m in Pennsylvania for a few months until I go back to California. I’ve never seen ticks on him before when I was in California. I know there’s a lot of deer around here and he goes outside often so I’m hoping there’s something I can buy while out here to prevent or kill ticks
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Yes, Frontline (or generics) for cats. Please see here: https://www.amazon.com/Frontline-Plus-for-Cats-Kittens/dp/B00HDGKB7G You should be able to find this where pet supplies are sold.

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