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Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

My 10 year old Persian Cat (female) developed a sore over her left eye. About 4 months ago I noticed a small pimple like sore over her eye. It has continued to grow (see images) over time. The sore doesn't seem to have an affect on her behavior. I can touch it, and she doesn't recoil or indicate any pain. She doesn't scratch it or rub it. Her eating habits are the same, and she is playful and seems happy.

Is the sore a major problem, or a pimple or wart or such, and will go away on it's own. Or is this something I can treat myself with peroxide, a hot compress, or ointment. I don't have a regular vet as my previous vet (who was a personal friend) moved out of the country. If you think the problem is severe, although the animals behavior doesn't point to that scenario, I'd appreciate anyone's input. You can also email me at emloveman@gmailcom.

Thank you,

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

Thanks for the input Sarah. I did take the cat to a vet I used years ago, and he said the sore is just a cyst, and would heal itself over time. He did say he would remove the cyst if I wanted, however, he recommended I let it run its course. I was concerned it might be more serious, and was pleased it wasn't.

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

It might just be a kitty pimple, but the best thing to do is to take her to the vet. It could be cancer... you never know. You can try peroxide and a hot compress to see if it heads up. But These things can either be nothing or something. Finding a new vet is hard but just having someone look at a bump could be a life saver.