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Does Gucci go outside or live with other cats?
Is the bump bothering him?
Would it be possible to send a clear photo of the bump please?
A new bump can have a few causes including:
If he is acting normal and you have just noticed it, I would monitor for a few days as it may settle.
Watch closely for signs such as head shaking, scratching, reduced appetite or lethargy.
If the lump persists, he may require treatment. To determine what it is, we might consider putting a needle in it and seeing what we aspirate.
Fingers crossed it resolves shortly,
This window remains open for several days so please let me know if there is anything else,
It is unlikely to be an emergency, correct. He does not need to see a vet tonight.
However, it may be e.g. an abscess, so if it persists or he becomes unwell, he would need to see the vet as he may need e.g. some antibiotics.