Cats Community
My cat has a small lump on his ear
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet cats!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

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!
Related Discussions
685623_tn?1283485207
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!

Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1580318_tn?1407339099
Blank
Shannon79 commented on katmandu516's status
43 mins ago
1580318_tn?1407339099
Blank
Shannon79 commented on photo
47 mins ago
1580318_tn?1407339099
Blank
Shannon79 commented on photo
48 mins ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1375890587
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1375890587
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA