Tumor in cats


A tumor in cats is a neoplasm caused by tissue overgrowth. Its composition is represented by qualitatively changed cells that actively reproduce and pass their cancerous properties to their daughter cells.

Like in humans, tumors in cats are classified into benign and malignant formations. The first type of tumor develops slowly, gradually squeezing and pushing adjacent unaffected tissues. Malignant tumors are characterized by uncontrolled cell division and rapid growth.

Tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are most frequently diagnosed in cats, but there is no breed predisposition of the pathology. Of the malignant neoplasms in animals, tumors of the mammary glands and lymphosarcoma develop.

How do I recognize a tumor in my cat at home?

Nodules on the surface of the animal’s body are visible to the naked eye. They are recognized by a thickening atypical for this part of the body. However, in the early stages, it is not always possible to identify the disease, because in order to do this, it is necessary to regularly palpate and examine your pet from the head to the tip of the tail.

If the tumor develops in the internal organs, it may affect the animal in different ways. The cat may vomit, shortness of breath and cough. The animal’s behavior also changes - it has neurological symptoms. Gastrointestinal disorders may also appear. The presence of these signs requires a mandatory visit to the veterinarian.