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Shasta Kitty had a giant lump near her ear two days ago. Yesterday it was a giant raw spot. Today it's a hole :(
And her face looks like it melting.

We are a little nervous because the hole smells funky and well, it's a HOLE. She's in good spirits, although more clingy than usual.

Positive energy and been there, done that, pet was fine stories appreciated to soothe 14 yo DD would be appreciated.

Because her rat passed in the middle of the night. He had a good 5 or so years- so while sad not as heart broken as if something happens to Shasta. She's only 3 or 4ish.


Asked by feralxat at 3:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2013 in Pets

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Answers (6)
  • Yikes! Abscess or cyst I would guess.

    If she never goes outside it shouldn't be warbles.

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:24 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • Is he an outdoor cat? Do you check her regularly for ear mites?

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:54 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • I hope she's okay.

    as for the rat -I'm sorry :(
    rats are so sweet, but it sounds like he had a nice long life! *none of ours have made it past about 2 1/2. It's one reason we never got another after the last one, they don't generally live long

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 4:32 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • Sounds like an abscess that burst. She's probably more clingy because it feels better that it's finally burst, but it's still tender. Meds and keeps it clean will take care of it. At least it opened by itself and the vet didn't have to do it, kitty's are not usually a fan.

    Answer by LadybugTash at 8:31 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • No she has never been out side

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 3:58 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • Ok- so that was an experience

    Shasta has been treated and is home.
    Abscess? they dont know/ wont say.
    weirdest doc visit i have ever had

    Comment by feralxat (original poster) at 7:05 PM on Jul. 12, 2013