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Small Growth on Back of Cats Neck

by Tanya
(New Hampshire)

Small Growth on Back of Cat Neck

Small Growth on Back of Cat Neck

Small Growth on Back of Cat Neck
Cat Skin Growth

How to Cure a Small Growth on a Cat Neck


I just noticed last week that my 14 year old spayed cat has a small bubble like growth about the size of a pea on the back of her neck. It is off-whiteish pink and appears to be perfectly smooth. It looks like it has yiny blood vessels running through it. She does not appear to be uncomfortable when I touch it and it doesn't seem to be deeply attached to her body. When I first saw it I though it was an engorged tick. I have not seen it change in size since I noticed it a week ago. I am not sure if it is an "old cat wart" or something I should be concerned about.

Suggestion from Our Veterinarian

Hi Tanya,

It is impossible to know for sure what a mass is just by looking at it or feeling it. There is a good chance that your cat’s mass is nothing to worry about, but I cannot, in good faith, tell you there is no possibility of it being dangerous.

You have two options:

  1. Keep an eye on it. If it doesn’t grow or change in any way, the chances of it being benign go way up.

  2. Have it removed and checked by a pathologist. At this point, the mass is so small that the surgery would be simple. It’s possible that the procedure could even be done under light sedation and a local anesthetic. If you wait and the mass grows, surgery could become more difficult.



Best of luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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