Ask the Vet: “My cat has a lump on her back, when we squeeze it clear liquid comes out and it goes down for a few days. But it always seems to come back, is it anything to worry about? ”
Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc
DR. PAULINE SAYS:
Probably not, but without analysis of the fluid and palpating around the area I can’t be sure. It sounds like a cyst, and if the fluid is a little sticky it most likely comes from a sebaceous gland that has a blocked exit. When you squeeze, the blocked exit opens up. I’d monitor the lump and be prepared to discuss it with your vet.