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Old May 11th, 2013, 02:18 AM
justsomegirl justsomegirl is offline
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Exclamation Until my cat's vet appointment... :(

Firstly, I absolutely DO have an appointment set at the vet for my cat, Stripe.
It's not for almost two weeks from now, and until then I'm extremely worried.
She's always been very healthy, (she's 5 yrs old now) and very recently I noticed a lump on the side of her right shoulderblade. It's somewhat firm, and the same color as her skin.
I pulled up "lump on cat shoulder" on Google, and of course it gave me an overwhelming list of ailments, everything from simple fatty deposits, abscesses, and (gulp) cancer. it is definitely not an abscess. (I've seen these before and it's just not an abscess.)
Other than that I have no idea. She hasnt had any injuries to the area.
It's basically a growth on her skin.

I'm well aware that a vet appointment is in order and that there is no way to know for sure until she's had thorough exam and testing.
Until her appointment, any other ideas as to what it might be??
I suppose I'm grasping at air here, lol...
I'm just worried.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:29 AM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is offline
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I hope the lump is nothing serious.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Hi, sorry that you have come here with such a troubling thing. Is it possible to get Stripe into your vet earlier then 2 weeks? Tell them how concerned you are and that this may well be an emergency. Now I am going to give you some goooood thoughts when your Vet sees her they will tell you that it is nothing and just a fatty deposit.... Please keep us posted and I am wishing good thought for you and your kitty!
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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Welcome to the forum, justsomegirl!

I have to say - I wouldn't feel very comfortable if I had a Vet who couldn't see one of my cats within a day/two for an acute but non-urgent issue. Perhaps you haven't fully explained the delay - but, if it's strictly because of 'busy-ness' at this clinic, I'd urge you to find another Vet.

You said
it's just not an abscess
Now, you sound very confident about that - well, do you think it might be a sterile abscess? Make sure you read the 5th and 9th reply in there.

Just on the Vet issue again - I would want to have a competent feline Veterinarian. They can usually be found at cat-only clinics. Sometimes they are members of The American Association of Feline Practitioners who have a Vet-finder page here: http://www.catvets.com/cfpandpractitionersearch/ Now, "simple" membership doesn't ensure competency - but, it does make for a surer starting point.

Hope some of that helps.

Keep us posted!
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