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My cat has a small lump on his ear

Hello there,

My domestic short hair tabby has a small (less than 3 mm), smooth lump on his ear (towards the tip of the ear on the outer portion... almost embedded in the hair atop his ear). Is this something to be concerned about, or do cats sometimes get moles?

I've never had to deal with this before, so I'm not sure if this is a state of emergency or not.

He's an indoor cat, so it's not a puncture wound or anything like that. He doesn't seem to flinch when I touch it, so I don`t suspect it hurts. Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Good evening...thanks for being such a great cat parent and noticing something like this small lump.

This is probably not an emergency situation as it could be something as benign as a cyst or something similar to a mole.  BUT...it should be checked out as cats can develop certain tumors around the head and ears.   I would definitely take him to your veterinarian within the next few days and have the lump examined.  It may be nothing, but the sooner you can get it examined and identified, the sooner you can rest easy that everything is ok.

Good luck...let us know what you find out!

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