Could my kitty have cancer?
March 7, 2009 1:41 PM Subscribe
My elderly, FIV-positive cat has a strange black bump on his neck. I can't find anything similar online and the vet dismissed it as a blackhead about six months ago, but it got bigger.
posted by xenophile to pets & animals (4 answers total)
It is a raised round bump with the consistency of a scab and does not seem itchy or painful. Its edges are clearly defined and it is about the size of the head of a pin. It started as a small black spot about the size of a large blackhead and the black substance seemed to flake away like dirt. It could not be squeezed out or picked off. Now it almost feels like a mole and it seems like it has a root part under the skin too. I'm scared that it may be cancer. I do plan on taking him to the vet, and I know YANAV -- or maybe some of you are. I just want to know if anyone else has ever experienced this and what it might be so I go to the vet informed.