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warts on one cat

post #1 of 6
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I have a male neutered 15 yr. old cat who i raised from 3 days old who is pure white with one blue eye and one green eye,not that it matters i guess....but the past 3 yrs. he has been getting warts...he is not sick or anything but was wondering if there is anything i can do to keep him from getting more...??
was also wondering if anyone else ever had a cat to get warts?? I have 13 cats total and this is the only one who has warts...

thanks for any help...

P.S.I LOVE ALL my furballs !! LOL
post #2 of 6
It would be helpful to know WHERE on your cat the warts are occuring. How do you know for sure they're warts? Can you provide more info?
post #3 of 6
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It would be helpful to know WHERE on your cat the warts are occuring. How do you know for sure they're warts? Can you provide more info?
yes,they are warts i am asuming as its like what humans get..that kind of warts....he has one on his foot,his back and his neck and they about the size of 1/2 of a sunflower seed...he has had them a couple of years now but they don't seem to be growing yet...i have not had no reason to take him to the vet being sick i mean except the warts...just figured they would want to burn or cut them off not sure.......thats why i am asking the questions on this forum to see if anyone else has had this problem and what to do if anything about them......

Thanks~~
post #4 of 6
I would not make any assumptions about what they are. I would want the vet to look at them and go from there.
post #5 of 6
Although it may look like a wart (similar to humans), it may NOT be one. Your best bet, really, is to pop your cat into the Vet and let Vet have a look. If it is a wart, it doesn't mean you HAVE to have them removed (that will be up to you to decide if, at your cat's age, you want to pursue this). And if these ARE warts, warts are caused by a virus so I don't imagine there's a way to stop them from occurring but something to discuss with Vet.

I've read that cats CAN develop "papilloma virus" (just like humans though of course not the same type/strain of virus as humans) which causes warts.

Not sure if you know this but white cats are much more at risk for skin cancer (see link below) so all the more reason to have Vet look at these growths.

I would be sure NOT to try any kind of home treatments on them, of any kind. Could be very harmful.

http://cat-care.suite101.com/article...r_and_your_cat
post #6 of 6
I also know that cats can get skin tags... little polyp-like growths of skin... but no one here is a vet or qualified to tell you what to do. Best show them to the vet and let him or her decide.
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