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Veterinary Q&A: Follow up on lumps and bumps
Posted by Neena Pellegrini
Dr. Kim A. Nicholas, a veterinarian at Cedar River Animal Hospital in Renton, answers a follow-up question. Read his earlier Q&A.
Question: Are concerns about lumps and bumps the same for cats?
The same concerns and signs apply for dogs and cats. If a mass or skin lesion is growing, changing texture, changing color or is bothering the dog or cat (or bothering you), it is best to have it checked by your veterinarian.
Dr. Kim Nicholas grew up in the Seattle area and started working for a veterinarian when he was 14. He completed his undergraduate and veterinary degrees at WSU, where he also received a master's in the department of veterinary virology and immunology. He has owned and operated Cedar River Animal Hospital in Renton since 1986.
Read our past Q&As:
Veterinary QA: Should you dress your pet?
Veterinary Q&A: Lumps and bumps
Veterinary Q&A: Puppy and geriatric exams
Veterinary QA: What dogs can safely chew
Veterinary QA: Why does it cost so much to clean a dog's teeth?
Veterinary QA follow-up: More on cleaning a dog's teeth
Veterinary QA: When to spay or neuter
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