Cat Pimple?

Here is a picture of Charlie with what I have referred to as a cat pimple. It is not really that. It is a sore spot about 3 mm across in the area of his whisker pad. It seems to be a slight lump too.

My feeling is that it is like a human spot on a teenager’s face. I am watching it. He is not scratching it as far as I can tell. There is no discomfort. If it is not a cat pimple or spot it could be caused by Charlie scratching his face. However, it is round and this does not look like it was caused by scratching. I could be wrong of course. There is nothing else like it on other parts of him, at the moment and I don’t think it is quite bad enough to see a vet about it, as it may resolve itself.

Cat Pimple
Cat Pimple?
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28 thoughts on “Cat Pimple?”

  1. I’ve seen this sort of thing on my cats. It looks like the leftovers of a tick bite to be honest but being in London where there is no nature or wildlife I am tempted to think it therefore can’t be a tick bite. It’s probably feels like a hard lump. Red got ticks often enough and after they were gone he had something that looked exactly like that.

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    • It could have been a big fly, we call them Cleggs in the North East, they can give a person or an animal a nasty bite which comes up in a lump.

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      • Thanks Ruth. That is a clever thought because it is the season when insects are coming out and being a nuisance. I have rechecked the wound today and it seems to look “quieter” and less red. I’ll post a fresh photo as an update. I want to thank people for advising. It is very reassuring to know that intelligent sensible, cat lovers are helping. It really is.

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    • It does or did feel like a hard lump as well as being red and bloody. I hope he has cured himself. I’ll be posting an updating photo. Thanks so much for helping. I was saying to Ruth (Kattaddorra), it is very reassuring to me to receive concerned and good advice.

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      • It’s always difficult when you can’t actually feel the spot, to know exactly what it is, so if it’s anything really worryingly serious it’s best to go straight off to the vets, but as it’s not bothering Charlie it could clear up itself without going through that trauma…for you and for him.
        Walter had to go last week as we felt a lump under his chest, when we had a close look we could see a tooth mark in it and knew it was an abscess coming, he did chase a strange cat out of our garden a few days before. Then Jozef came in with a scratch on his nose so back we went as we wanted his sensitive tummy checked too. Both were fine and better next day but our bank account was feeling the pain lol

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