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maxine
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From:New Orleams, LA
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posted 11-30-2003 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maxine     Edit/Delete Message
Is this common?

She is about fifteen years old and has a large lump near her neck .

Appetite was good until recently.

Seems very weak now. I am giving her water and spoon feeding her baby food.

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Chessmind
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posted 11-30-2003 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
How do you know your cat is dying? Have you taken her to a vet? Your cat is obviously quite ill and should be seen by a vet a.s.a.p. The lump near her neck could be an abscess, which if gone untreated can cause fever, loss of appetite and even death. It needs to be drained at a vets office and given amoxicillin (an injection and oral drops to take home and give 2X a day).

If it's something more serious like a tumor, then the vet needs to see the cat as well and let you know what different options you have to treat it (i.e. removing the growth and going on medication).

I would not advise giving your cat baby food. This can make your cat even more sick than it is now.

Please take your cat to the vets....right now. There are 24/7 emergency vet hospitals all over.

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Jamiya
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posted 11-30-2003 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jamiya     Edit/Delete Message
Lump in the neck can also be a thyroid problem, which is very common in older cats.

Please get her to a vet!!


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