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My pet got a big ball on the side of is body it is soft it

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My pet got a big ball on the side of is body it is soft it looks like got liquid inside
JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Is a cat
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the cat?
Customer: Big ball on the side of is body
JA: Where does the cat seem to hurt?
Customer: Yes a little when we touch it
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No just the ball on the side
JA: Is the cat eating normally?
Customer: Less then usual
JA: Is the cat having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: Till yestarday he didnt peeing or pooing
JA: The Expert will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: William he is 5 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about William?
Customer: He cant walking good because of the ball on is side
Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda.
I'm sorry to hear this.
How long has he has the lump for?
Any chance you could send a clear photo?
Any chance he has been bitten by another cat?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hi...we just seen this today and he didnt went out in this day..yes i can send a photo
Perfect. I'll let you know when I've received the photo. If you need help sending one, this link is useful:
Has he been outside this week?
Is he castrated / neutered?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No this week and no is not castrated
I presume the lump is between your thumb and finger? Due to the fur, it is hard to make out.
As he is not castrated, the most likely cause is an abscess that has resulted from a cat bite. However, if he has not been in contact with any cats recently this is unlikely. If he has been outside in the last week or 2 or you have another cat, this would be my top suspicion.
An abscess this size would usually need to be drained and then he would be put on some antibiotics.
Other possibilities include a cyst (which may need draining or removal), a foreign body (which would need removal), a seroma (an accumulation of fluid which would need draining) or a tumour (highly unlikely given how quickly it has occurred).
Best thing to do is bring him to the vet in the morning. They will likely pop a needle in it to see what it is and go from there.
I would also advise you consider neutering him as it would reduce the risk of injuries, bites, infections etc in the future.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank you very much tomorrow morning i'll go to the vet
No problem at all. This window will stay open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions. Good luck to William!
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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thanks again