My cat has a lump under his arm. Late yesterday someone told me about it. I just checked today. it's rather large.

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Customer: My cat has a lump under his arm.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice the cat had this lump?
Customer: Late yesterday someone told me about it. I just checked today. it's rather large.
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Silver 6 years-old maybe stray
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Still eating a little
Answered by paul brazzell in 3 mins 1 year ago
paul brazzell
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114,286 satisfied customers

Specialities include: Cat Veterinary, Cat Medicine, Cat Diseases, Small Animal Veterinary

Hello there. This is Dr.Paul Brazzell- Nice to meet you. I am sorry that you are having trouble with your pet; I can understand how stressful it is for you. I will do my utmost best to help you. Please note that it may take a few minutes to see my reply to your posts. Discussing the case by phone allows me to be more efficient and accurate in assessing the problem. Now, let’s see if we can get this sorted out for you.

Please let me know when you are ready to begin.

any time

Good morning. Are you able to send me a photo of the lump? Is it soft or hard?

soft. it may not be noticable on a photo

Okay, and does Silver go outside? Is it painful to him when you push on the lump?

Silver does go outside. I think it is somewhat tender.
I'm just concerned if it is an infection how fast could it spread. Can I wait until morning?

Yes, I think that this is an abscess/cellulitis, secondary to a cat bite or scratch. I would recommend taking Silver in for an examination in the morning. They will aspirate the mass, and perform cytology. They should be able to know right away what the problem is.


Thank you. I am overreacting I think. I'm just concerned. I'll take your advice and call awhen they open.

You are so very welcome- You are not overreacting.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any more questions regarding this problem or any future concerns.

I am here to help!


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