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I adopted a kitten from the RSPCA 8 days ago. He is now 9 weeks

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I adopted a kitten from the RSPCA 8 days ago. He is now 9 weeks old. He seems a cheerful, active little chap with no obvious health problems.
However, I have noticed that he has a small lump on his back. It's just below his shoulder blades, a little to one side. It doesn't seem to be attached to his spine, and it doesn't appear to be hurting him.
I will be taking him to the vet tomorrow, but I would value an opinion now. Could it be the sight of an injection, or a displaced disc?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Dr. Susan :

Can you describe the size of the lump that you are feeling?

Customer:

It's about the size of a small pea.

Dr. Susan :

Do you know if he is microchipped?

Customer:

Yes, he was microchipped by the RSPCA

Dr. Susan :

It is possible that what you are feeling is the microchip with some fibrous tissue around it.

Dr. Susan :

They can scan him at the vet tomorrow and determine if that might be the case.

Dr. Susan :

You are also correct in thinking that it might be a local reaction to a vaccine injection.

Dr. Susan :

We can also see these, appearing as much as 1 week after the vaccine.

Dr. Susan :

Generally these will resolve on their own within one month. If they persist or seem to be getting larger, then I get concerned that we should investigate further.

Dr. Susan :

We would not be able to palpate a disc like that, so no worries about his spine.

Dr. Susan :

This is very likely a benign issue.

Dr. Susan :

Can I answer further questions for you?

Customer:

Bill had his vaccination on 17th of November, so that's well over a week ago. I will take him to the vet tomorrow. Thank you very much for your advice, it's put my mind at rest.

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