When we think about living with a cat it is very important that we bear in mind that it can live an average of 20 years, and that during all that time we must ensure that we provide it with an excellent life. And that means taking him to the vet from time to time, first to get the vaccines, the microchip and to have him punctured, and then whenever we suspect that he is unwell.
And is that one of the most common problems are skin tumors in cats. Therefore, I am going to tell you which are the most frequent.
Squamous cell carcinoma
It is a very common cancer, especially in cats that have light hair. These cancer cells form flat, hard, grayish ulcers, and appear in the areas where there are holes, such as the mouth, ears and nose. It is very dangerous as it gets worse very quickly. If it is not treated in time, the affected animal can die.
Basal cell carcinoma
It is the most common in cats. They form nodules under the skin of animals concentrating on the chest, back and on the top of the head. Therefore, if we observe any unusual lump or growth, we must quickly consult a professional.
Melanoma is the best known and most dangerous skin cancer, both in people and in cats, although fortunately felines do not usually suffer from it. Tumors can appear anywhere on the body, even inside the mouth. So if we see a spot that was not there before, we must urgently take them to the vet.
These tumors appear especially in cats with neoplasms on the abdomen, hind legs, or scrotum. They are shaped like small nodules that if not treated in time, could cause affected animals to have severe pain, vomiting and bloating.
Cancer is dangerous, but it can be less so if we check our cats daily and take action when something is wrong.