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Lumps - any advice please?

Evie

Savannah Super Cat
#1
Hi everyone, Kitoko has a small lump on the back of one of her ears. As I am not able to handle her properly I am not sure what it is. I will attach a photo so you can kind of see it on her left ear towards the base. I noticed it shortly after she arrived and thought it must be a bit of food or something as the colour is much paler than the rest of the fur on her ears. I thought it would grow out before I was able to investigate as I still cannot handle her well enough. This afternoon she fell asleep on my lap and I managed to feel that it was actually a hard little lump? I will email or call the breeder to ask her if she noticed it but I know she will ask why I haven't kept up with the daily scruffing! Thought I'd ask you guys first - really don't want a vet visit but can't leave it without knowing what it is? IMG_20140728_165312053.jpg
 

Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#2
We once had a kitten here with a spot much like your kitten's. It seemed to be firm to the touch, and covered with white hair. The spot appeared soon after she was born, and did not disappear. Our vet had no idea what it was and deemed it harmless. We just thought of it as a beauty mark :)


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Evie

Savannah Super Cat
#3
Hi Pam, thank you, yes it does feel like a liitle hard lump. I have emailed the breeder so hopefully she can shed some light on it for me. In the meantime I won't worry so much. I guess I will be making a trip to the vet though! :)
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#4
I had a girl here several years ago with a similar spot, also on her ear - quite interesting as up until now I'd never heard of any other cats having such a thing. Like Pam, I had it checked out by the vet who deemed it to be harmless. It remained unchanged her entire life.

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Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#5
How intriguing! I too, had never seen this before or since...now here are pics of three unrelated (I think) kittens with beauty spots in approximately the same place on the ear :)
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#6
Curious as you say, Pam, it seems harmless but odd that three cats have one in the same place... I wonder what it might be...something like a mole or beauty spot?
 

John Campbell

Site Supporter
Staff member
#10
It is probably nothing... But as with anything that just appears, a Vet Visit may be in order, and I hope that your Breeder has some info for us... Please let us know what you find out.