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Skin Tag? on my cats head.

I just noticed for the first time what looks like a skinny pointy growth on my cats head next to his ear. I can't get a really good look at it because he won't sit still but it is skin colored and maybe1/4" long. I'm very worried about it but can not get to the vet right now. Please help me out.
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587315 tn?1333556383
Hi, if it's soft and moveable then you have absolutely nothing to worry about.  =D
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Thank you! What is it?
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587315 tn?1333556383
So, it is soft and movable?  It's probably, as you said, a simple skin tag!  Nothing to freak out about!  A hard, immovable lump is something to worry about!

So, no need to freak!! LOL
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It is soft and movable, otherwise it would be a tiny horn on his head.  I would be tempted to believe a horn if it were on his brother instead of him.LOL
Do you know if they grow or change in any way?
Thanks very much for the info! : )
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587315 tn?1333556383
You're welcome!  And, yes it might grow.  If it makes you feel better, get it removed and have it sent to a lab so they can analyze it.  I've done this to my cat, when they found a mole on her leg.  Had it sent off to the lab, and it was benign!  I'm glad I had it done, it did give me peace of mind.

So, that tag would've been a horn on your other cat????  LOL  He must be quite the trouble maker, huh?  =}
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541150 tn?1306037443
Leslee, this is an answer to your last question: 'Do you know if they grow or change in any way? '

If it happens to be something that grows you might want to take him to the vet, just in case. Some growing lumps are benign tumors, but others are not, and only a specialist would be able to find out exactly what type of lump we're talking about. Lumps are often accumulations of fat called so you would not have to worry about these types.
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541150 tn?1306037443
uggh...I meant to say Lumps are often accumulations of fat called lipoma so you would not have to worry about these types.
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Thank you : )
Yes, our other cat is quite the drama king. He can be so sweet and then when he doesn't get his way his horns start to grow and steam comes out of his ears. He thinks the phrase "if looks could kill" is a challenge!
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