Mast Cell Tumors in Cats

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  • Premier Icon JoeG
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    Anybody know anything about them?

    Just as I was about to go to bed (I’m in the US) I noticed something odd on my little female cat. I thought there was some food stuck in her fur near her whiskers, so picked her up and tried to wipe it off. She put up a bit of a fuss and I looked closer. My first thought was it was an engorged tick or something. So I got the tweezers. Then I realized that it didn’t look like a tick, but was skin.

    Some internet searching for cat cancer and such led me to some info on mast cell tumors. The one on her looks like the photos I saw online. I’ll call the vet first thing in the AM, but I’m sure that they’re swamped right before Christmas! She just had a checkup last month, too…

    Now I’m going to try to go to sleep, but I’m, not optimistic that I’ll sleep well. πŸ™

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Ugh. I’ve nothing to add but, sorry dude. Poor thing.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Well, I have a vet appointment this morning. I guess we’ll see…

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Good news; no cancer! πŸ˜€ It was an effing huge tick. 😳

    I’ve had a lot of ticks on myself, but this was 10x bigger than I ever pulled off of me.

    In my defense, I just found it at midnight, and a growling squirming long haired cat isn’t the best patient.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Cool result!

    beckykirk43
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    Glad to hear all is well!

    CountZero
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    Glad to hear all is well!

    I’ll bet the cat’s pretty chuffed to have something like that removed as well!
    Good result all round, Happy Christmas! πŸ˜€

    Pigface
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    Great news πŸ˜€

    mightymule
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    Very glad to hear this 8)

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Thanks, everyone. Vet upset routine, cat got a shot, has slept all day…

    Premier Icon euans2
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    Glad to hear the news, I was going to say “dont jump to conclusions” these things more often than naught end up being nothing.

    slimjim78
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    A tick is not just for christmas..

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    When I told the vet that I spent over an hour after midnight reading up on cat cancer and other such stuff, she said something like “that’s why you should ask us, not Google.”

    I replied, “well your practice wasn’t open at midnight last night or I would have!”

    cranberry
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    Good to hear that the cat is now tickety-boo.

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