Lump and Bumps on Cats

Lumps and bumps on cats

Lumps and bumps on cats at a glance

Causes:

  • Abscess
  • Tumours (benign and cancerous)
  • Skin horns
  • Chiggers
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Miliary dermatitis
  • Cowpox
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cuterebriasis
  • Feline acne
  • Ear hematoma
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Injection site granuloma
  • Insect bite or sting
  • Panniculitis
  • Pemphigus
  • Rodent ulcer
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Ticks
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Rash

Diagnosis:

Thorough physical examination and additional tests depending on the veterinarian’s index of suspicion. Standard diagnostics for lumps and bumps include imaging studies, biopsy, cytology and histopathology.

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Do Cats Sweat?

Do cats sweat?

Do cats sweat?

Yes, but unlike humans who have sweat glands all over the body, cats only sweat through their paws. These glands are known as eccrine glands. Due to the small number of sweat glands and the location, sweating does not play a significant role in thermoregulation in cats. On scorching days you may see wet paw marks on the floor where your cat has been sweating.

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Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Profile

Norwegian Forest Cat

At a glance     History   Appearance    Temperament    Care    Health

 

Norwegian Forest Cats at a glance

  • Origins: Norway
  • Also known as: Wegies, Norsk skogkatt, Norsk granskogskatte and Norsk skaukatt
  • Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Eyes: Green, gold, copper
  • Energy: Medium
  • Temperament: Easygoing, mild-mannered, friendly
  • Weight: Females 6-7 kg (13.2 – 15.4 lbs), Males 6.5-10 kg (14 – 22 lbs)
  • Colours: All colours except pointed and dilute (chocolate and lilac)
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Grooming: Daily
  • Cost: $1,000 – $1,600

Related: Norwegian Forest Cat photo gallery

About

One of the largest domestic cat breeds, the Norwegian Forest Cat is a natural breed of cat which originated in Northern Europe. The magnificent long, waterproof coat long coat is perfectly adapted to keep these cats warm in the freezing Northern Hemisphere winters.

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