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hi, my cat has a couple of what looks like skin tags, one under

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hi, my cat has a couple of what looks like skin tags, one under his chin and one on his belly, they dont seem to bother him just wondering if its anything to b concerned about?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and I'll do my best to help you today.


If Cooper's skin tags have been present for some time and you're certain that they aren't ticks (you'd be surprised how often owners get the two confused!), then I wouldn't worry about them.
When it comes to lumps and bumps, we really only have two options:
1. Monitor them
2. Or surgically remove them.

Skin tags are usually pretty obvious that this is what they are and they are totally benign. They are not considered pre-cancerous lesions in any way.
They might enlarge somewhat over time but they often don't.
I wouldn't worry about them.

I hope this helps. Deb