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Feature February 2015 Issue

Understanding Skin Lumps in Cats

Owners often feel lumps when they are petting their cats. While most lumps are benign, it is recommended that you seek veterinary consultation to be sure.

Understanding Skin Lumps in Cats

Most are harmless and readily treatable, while others can be life-threatening. Learn how to spot the difference, and what you should do.

Just as cats come in a broad range of shapes, sizes and colors, so do the various lumps and bumps that may appear on their skin. While such palpable swellings can be alarming to see or feel, they’re usually harmless, according to Michael Stone, DVM, clinical assistant professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. “Skin lumps are a frequent cause for concern for cat owners,” he says.

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