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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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Cat 12 yrs old. took her to vet today tag on ear. He wants

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cat 12 yrs old. took her to vet today for skin tag on ear. He wants to remove it, says it can turn to cancer. Sample probably too small to send to lab. Would require stitch or two, antibiotics and cone for 10 days. Am considering not doing it. Your opinion?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cat? I'll do all I can to help.
Customer: She is otherwise very healthy. It doesn't bother her at all.
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: Mary. My son brought her home from college as a kitten. He's gone, but we still have Mary.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


If it is not bothering her you can choose to leave it alone. Skin tags very rarely become malignant.It is almost like a beauty mark on a human.

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However, some can begin to grow rapidly. If that happens it would be best to remove it. This is a minor procedure that can be done with local anesthesia.

Please let me know how she is doing. Just reply here or if you prefer, we can speak on the phone.

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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

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