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Old 12-30-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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Hello,

My cat occasionnaly gets a bumps on the outer ear. His black fur makes it very obvious. He is not bothered by it, doesn't scratch. It goes away after a while. Any thoughts as to what it could be caused by? He is a healthy cat, sees the vet annually and is up to date on his shots.

Thank you.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:00 AM
 
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What does the vet say about it?
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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This is the first thing I thought of:

Sebaceous Cysts - An Infected Gland on your cat or dog

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A sebaceous cyst can develop when a hair follicle or skin pore gets blocked by
dirt, debris, or scar tissue, or as the result of an infection. Our pets, like
us, have microscopic oil glands that produce sebum. These glands are called
sebaceous glands. Sebum is the oil that keeps hair nice and shiny, but sometimes
this oil can become thick and clog skin pores and hair follicles, as well.
Sebaceous cysts are basically very large pimples that are usually harmless to
your pet. If left alone, they could resolve without treatment, but many tend to
recur. All dogs and cats can get sebaceous cysts, whether purebred or not. The
cysts look like enclosed small bumps that stay whitish in color and are raised
from the skin. When touched, they feel like small circular or oval lumps under
the skin. - See more at:
Sebaceous Cysts - An Infected Gland on your cat or dog
BUT......I would have a vet look at it to be sure.

I remember seeing these on dogs I have had over the years.....they would just come and go with no problems. I didn't worry about them once the vet told me what they were.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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The bumps of course happen in between vet visits and because the cat is not bothered, I have never made a special visit for it.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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Thank you for the definition. I will keep in mind and add this to the "ask the vet" list for the next visit. The appearance does look like such a "pimple", I will monitor for size more closely.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Epernay View Post
The bumps of course happen in between vet visits and because the cat is not bothered, I have never made a special visit for it.
That's a really good picture.....show it to the vet the next time you go.
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