Weird bumps on my cat's head
May 27, 2007 6:47 PM Subscribe
My cat has recently developed several bumps on his head, and I'm wondering whether or not I should worry, and how worried I should be.
posted by leesh to pets & animals (15 answers total)
A day or so ago, I noticed that my cat (a male, neutered cat just over a year old) has a couple of small bumps just behind one of his ears. At first I thought it was food crust (though he only eats dry food) but now the bumps seem to be spreading--there are 6-8 on top of his head and behind his other ear. They're small, hard bumps, and don't seem to cause him any pain (certainly he still enjoys having his head and ears rubbed). My family has owned many pets over the years and none of us have any clue what this could be.
He's an indoor cat so I don't think these are bites, but internet research hasn't been very helpful. I'm hoping one of the many cat owners on AskMefi have experienced this or have some idea of what might be going on.
I'm going to call the vet on Tuesday, but if any of you can lessen my worry till then, obviously I'd appreciate it.