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What does my cat have on her face?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Annmarietracey, Apr 3, 2017.


  1. Annmarietracey

    Annmarietracey PetForums Newbie

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    My cat appears to have a horn like thing growing on her face. She has had this for a while. One grew and came off. Very much Like a horn. There has since been a re growth which is slightly thicker than before. I took her to the vets with something else a few months ago and the vet said he had never seen anything like this before.
     

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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Cutaneous horn I think.
     
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    Annmarietracey PetForums Newbie

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    That's what I have come to the conclusion of after research but there is not much online. I have read nothing much can be done only an op to remove the bed of the horn. I an worried as its near her mouth and whiskas it could mess with her senses x
     
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    I agree, it looks like a cutaneous horn to me too. I am surprised your vet has not come across it before, as it is not that rare in cats. Some experts say there is a link between these growths and FeLV, though this is not necessarily the case, of course, with your cat. Is your cat an older cat?

    http://vetbook.org/wiki/cat/index.php?title=Cutaneous_horn
     
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    Annmarietracey PetForums Newbie

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    We got her from a shelter in Dec 2012 and the vet said she was about 18month old. So not old at all.
     
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    Annmarietracey PetForums Newbie

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    She has shown no other signs. No illnesses that could relate to felv at all. She is a very well cat apart from this horn that doesnt bother her apart fro when i am looking at it.
     
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    I believe when these horns are removed surgically they often regrow.
     
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    I am very apprehensive as it near her mouth and whiskers. So very sensitive x
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    I had one and the GP pulled it off! However he arranged for the place it had grown from to be frozen to prevent a recurrence
     
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