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Question about cat with nodule above his eye

Updated May 9, 2022

Dear Cathy,

My older cat, Sonney, has a bump or nodule above his left eye. I have attached a photo. I don’t know how he got it; it could have started from a scratch from one of our other cats. He did have a small scratch close to the bump that healed before I noticed the bump, which seemed to grow since I first noticed it. It is not getting any bigger, and it has been about three months since it started. It does not seem to bother him. Is there some kind of cream I could put on it?

— Bob, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dear Bob,

I don’t think there is any cream to fix that nodule. Generally, veterinarians say if a nodule moves freely, it could be a benign cyst; if is it attached it could be cancer. There is only one way to know for sure though, and that is to take Sonney to a veterinarian to have the nodule examined and biopsied. Let me know what the vet says.

Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet expert who has more than 25 years in the animal welfare field. Send your pet questions, stories and tips to Please include your name, city, and state. You can follow her @cathymrosenthal

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