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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My cat has lumps and some kind of bumbs she acts like her

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My cat has lumps and some kind of bumbs she acts like her body is stiff
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Where are the lumps?

Could you take a picture of them and post it here?

How old is your cat?

Is she indoor only or does she go outside?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Side of the neck,under the chin and on top of his neck close to the head and but they arent that big that you can take a picture. Also she just recently has like tear stain on her right eye.the other night i was having my head on her chest like i always amd out of nowhere she starts mean meowing at me and tonight i was sitting next to her and she just mean meowing like i sat on her back paws. She is 16 years old i had her since i was 6 and since 2001 or 2000 she has always been a indoor cat. And she pulls hee hair out .
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Ok thanks.

The first thing I would want to rule out is a flea allergy. Flea allergy dermatitis usually shows up as small bumps/ scabs on the neck and back. If she's not on a flea preventative, I would start some Frontline or Advantage or Revolution.

Here's some good information on fleas:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3237

The other thing I would want to rule out is Hyperthyroidism. This can lead to increased vocalization, weight loss, hair loss, increased appetite and skin lesions.

Here is a nice set of links on how to work up and treat Hyperthyroidism in cats:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&C=&A=1197&SourceID=

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.