Question by  BenHutchison (23)

What could be causing a bump on my cat's neck?

I don't remember any injury happening to my cat.


Answer by  Dennis59 (86)

The bump on your cats neck could be a cyst, tumor or swelling of the saliva glands. I suggest you go to see a vet to get it treated.


Answer by  squeezius (20)

This happened to my cat too. It is sometimes caused by a parasite and it is sometimes referred to as a "burl". It happens outdoors and any open wound on the skin of the cat allows infestation to occur. A visit to the veterinarian is in order.


Answer by  sally26 (15)

It could be anything. Take you cat into the vet and get it checked out if it doesn't go away in two weeks. My cat had this and it ended up being an ingrown hair. Cats can also get cysts and acne. Don't panic, I'm sure your kitty will be fine.


Answer by  rlgoard (84)

Bump could be from a worm. The skin would have a small hole still open so worm can get air. The cat needs to see a vet for removal.


Answer by  Deb48 (88)

Your cat may be suffering from a common cyst, a subcutaneous infection, or a swollen lymph gland. It is advisable to have your animal checked by a vet.


Answer by  gman9976 (248)

I have four cats and sometimes they get bumps on their necks but I have noticed that usually it is a self inflicted scratch,so that may be it.

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