Pet question....

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by dreamerofdayz, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. dreamerofdayz

    dreamerofdayz Earning My Ears

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    My cat has a lump on his neck. He was treated with an antibiotic at the end of July and the lump went away. About a week later it appeared to be back. I called my vet and they put him on a new antibiotic which wasn't as strong as the first. It did not get rid of the lump but the lump did not get any larger. Once we finished that antibiotic it started growing again. It is about the size of a quarter...what should i do?
     
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  3. Albytaps

    Albytaps Mickey's Biggest Fan

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    Get it surgically removed, and biopsied.
     
  4. catchmeifyoucan

    catchmeifyoucan Earning My Ears

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    Did your vet aspirate the mass? this is where they put a needle in the mass to suck out cells, then look at it under a microscope to see what it is. They should not be sending you home with antibiotics if they don't know what the mass is.
     
  5. Gitts2008

    Gitts2008 Mouseketeer

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    I am so sorry to read about your poor kitty :(

    I agree that the lump should be surgically examined and biopsied. Is the lump on the back of his neck?

    Try to think that you would do if you had a lump on your neck and antibiotics were not helping?

    Good Luck!
     
  6. TashaRVT

    TashaRVT Just keep swimming, just keep swimming... what do

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    I agree 150% - could be anything from an ingrown hair to a tumour as a result of vaccination.

    Good luck, and keep us up to date.
     
  7. kathie859

    kathie859 DIS Veteran

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    I doubt the OP will keep us up to date. She posted this in August and it was her one and only post:confused3
     

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