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My cat who is 17 yrs old has a large hard lump on his face,

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it’s by his cheek and...
My cat who is 17 yrs old has a large hard lump on his face, it’s by his cheek and is now causing his eye to close.
He has been to the vet who removed a bad tooth, which they thought could be the issue and has had three lots of antibiotics however the lump seems bigger and it is affecting his eye more.
He is eating and drinking though.
What could this be?
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat
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Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Can you upload a photo(s) of this lump to our conversation? 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/ Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

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Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

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

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Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

The photos are out of focus and in the shadows. Can you try again with better lighting?

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Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I understand. I can't be as accurate as I'd like to be for you without being able to visualize that area better. I'll opt out which will allow another expert (who might have better eyes than I) to take a look.

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Cat Vet: Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert replied 3 months ago
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I have viewed the phptos, thanks for them, This is an unresolved abscess. Have the DVM script 21 days of clindamycin to clear it up.

also swab his mouth with honey 3 times a day. It is a remarkable healing agent

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hi Terri,
The vet said it wasn’t abscess??
He is on last few days of Antirobe capsules 75mg, this is the second course and before that he was on a different antibiotic but it’s got larger in the last few days, making his eye close and look terrible.
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