What are the symptoms and treatment of fibrosarcoma in cats?

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Fibrosarcoma in cats is one of the most dangerous diseases that can affect them. In fact, it is one of those in which early diagnosis is essential so that animals have a greater chance of succeeding.

For this reason, it is very important to be attentive, monitor them and review them daily, since this way we will know when something is not going well. Let us know what the symptoms and treatment of feline fibrosarcoma are.

What is it?

Fibrosarcoma is a tumor produced in the subcutaneous tissue of cats. The cause is not clear, but it is known that viral infections (by viruses) and in adults the application of certain medications or vaccines could trigger the symptoms and start the development of the disease.

The most common signs, symptoms and damage are the appearance of firm subcutaneous masses, which are attached to the surrounding structures. These lumps may have one or many nodules, are painless, and will not be ulcerated unless the animals are seriously ill.

Which is the treatment?

Once we suspect that something bad is happening to our cats, we have to take them to the vet as soon as possible. There, the specialist will examine them and, if it turns out that they have fibrosarcomas, will advise to remove them by means of a surgical intervention since it is the fastest and most effective remedy since the life expectancy could be short if these masses were not removed. In addition, it is necessary to go back if more lumps appear.

Can it be prevented?

Unfortunately not. As we have said before, sometimes vaccines or certain medications cause these tumors, but it is impossible to know if it will happen to a particular cat because each body of each cat is different and may not react the same as that of the others.


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