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Fist-sized lump on my cat's back.

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
My cat grew an enoumous lump near her neck in the very middle of her back. About two thirds of it is pushing up into the skin and the rest is clearly pushing in on her. Its abnormally shaped (peaks an vallys are the only way to describe it, kinda lumpy) and firm on most parts and soft on other parts. It moves from side to side freely, but not up and down. It doesn't sppear to be attached to anything but the skin, possibly part of the back. It grew seemingly overnight, I didn't notice it coming it so it must have grown quickly. It's getting slightly bigger I think. What do you think it is?
post #2 of 27
I wouldn't like to speculate - it would be unhelpful and frightening if I did.

Please take her immediately to the vet - make an emergency appointment and take her in immediately.
post #3 of 27
I have absolutely no idea but that sounds horrifying.
TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET NOW!
post #4 of 27
Your cat maybe in pain. Please take it to the vet ASAP.
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
She doesn't appear to be in any pain, she is acting normally. She doesn't like me to touch it though.
post #6 of 27
Cats hide pain and discomfort VERY well. Please just get her into the vet immediately. If you had a large lump anywhere on you you would go to the doctor why wouldn't you do the same for your pet?
post #7 of 27
Especially on an animal as small as a cat. I don't even want to think about the danger your cat could be in.
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
Well, looks like I'm not taking the cat in. I don't have any way of paying for it and my mom doesn't care enough about her cat to pay for it...
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rums
Well, looks like I'm not taking the cat in. I don't have any way of paying for it and my mom doesn't care enough about her cat to pay for it...
...

I don't even know how to respond to this.

post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
I honestly was speechless when I hung up the phone myself.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rums
Well, looks like I'm not taking the cat in. I don't have any way of paying for it and my mom doesn't care enough about her cat to pay for it...
so, she'd rather clean up after a sick animal? what is she planning to do - throw it out?
[please understand - i realize this isn't your decision, but maybe your mom doesn't understand what's ahead?]
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rums
Well, looks like I'm not taking the cat in. I don't have any way of paying for it and my mom doesn't care enough about her cat to pay for it...
Do you have anything you can sell? Please think hard. Maybe a stereo, CDs, games??? Please help your poor cat.
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'm going to try and get a loan from my dad, if need be I guess I'll figure out a way to pay for it. My mom's problem is that she thinks its nothing. It didn't sprout up last night, its actually been there for more then a week, she just refuses to handle it, why is beyond me.
post #14 of 27
Well, according to your profile you are 18. If you truly care for this animal then I suggest that you get a job if you don't already have one and try to pay for it yourself. Some vets will let you set up a payment plan.

If not, then I suggest you look into turning this animal over to someone who can afford to give it medical attention. Talk to local shelters and rescue, vets, etc...
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
I got a loan from my dad, leaving for the vet in about ten minutes.
post #16 of 27
Fantastic! keep us updated
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rums
I got a loan from my dad, leaving for the vet in about ten minutes.
Prayers for your sweet kitty. What is her name? Please keep us posted.
post #18 of 27
Good. Let us know what the vet says, and you and your cat are in my thoughts. Good luck.
post #19 of 27
YAY! we'll be waiting - good luck!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rums
I got a loan from my dad, leaving for the vet in about ten minutes.
Rums, my thoughts are with you and please keep us posted on how kitty is doing. Good luck at the vet.
post #21 of 27
I'm so glad you got a loan and you're taking your kitty to the vet. Please keep us updated and good luck!
post #22 of 27
Good to hear your taking kitty to the vet! Please let us know what the vet has to say!! I'm sending big prayers and vibes your way!
post #23 of 27
Thread Starter 
Back from the vet. I got a hold of my mom, she spoke to one of the nurses and was on board. The lump was what they deemed a "fluid filled mass" between her shoulderblades. They drained it and gave her antibiotics. She is now taking a nap. We are going back in 10 days to do bloodwork and if it comes back they will drain it and do tests on the fluid in it to figure out what the heck it is.
post #24 of 27
Poor baby! I hope when you do figure it out, it's not too serious and is easily fixed. Make sure you keep an eye on her, in case you need to go back sooner than the 10 days.
post #25 of 27
How is your baby doing?
post #26 of 27
Thank you for taking care of her!! I hope she is okay!
post #27 of 27
Rums, where are you? We want to know how your kitty is doing!
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