Sunday, November 29, 2009

Phht.


Apparently I have a question for the Cat Blogosphere. MomBean found, in her words, a 'growth the size of a Tic Tac' on my face. It's hard, grey, and doesn't seem to bother me when she pokes at it with a napkin examines it.

Any ideas? My vet clinic isn't open until Tuesday, but MomBean can go to another clinic if need be. 

I'm kinda hoping my sweet tuxiekins will be my nurse. Get one of those little candystriper outfits and...homina homina homina!


*Update* MomBean doesn't think it's a tick, she was able to move all of the fur away from the base of it and it doesn't look like one. (The slobberhound has brought one in for reference.) She's a little concerned about it as one of her KFM's* had something similar and it wound up being a nasty cancer of the jaw. Now he was also 16 at the time, but she worried.

*KFM = Kitty Before Me

*Update to the update* MomBean grabbed me and SAVAGELY WRESTLED ME DOWN so that HeBean could get a better look at it. It was a tick afterall, and HeBean was able to get 90% of it off. (He is the tick removal man.) The head is mostly out, but MomBean will keep an eye on me too see how things go. HeBean thinks it was a deer tick, and now I get a flea/tick collar. Great.

18 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Does it appear to hurt when you poke it? I would think it could wait till Tuesday.

Catherine on Eastlake said...

It's a tick. My dog just recently had one. Its exactly how you describe it... Grey... like a tic tac... etc.
JUST DON'T SQUEEZE IT. It's gross... but you will cause it to regurgitate it's stuff back into the wound. (it's a poison)

Put a little rubbing alcohol on it and see if the legs start to move.

I didn't see any legs until I did that step. ewww....

Follow this reco...
http://home.ivillage.com/pets/cats/0,,rgtg,00.html

If for some reason you don't get all of the head out once you remove it... don't worry.
Your cats immune system will push it out as it heals his wound.

My Dog's wound is completely healed and its been about a week since I removed the tick.

I called the vet and they were not fazed whatsoever. They didn't seem to think I should bring him in or show them the tick. They just said to watch the dog for any fever or other illnesses like throwing up or not eating.

My dog is fine. :)

Good luck. It's pretty gross.

Millie said...
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Millie said...

Oops....

Missy the woofie has had two ticks this year...

I'll be right over. We have "company" coming. They'll never miss me.I'll bring my little candystriper outfit, just for you.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Something that small should be okay to wait until the vet is back on Tuesday--unless of course other symptoms occur, like vomiting or refusing to eat or swelling in the area.

Eric and Flynn said...

Sounds like a tick to us too. Flynn never gets them, but I often come in with them on my head. Look carefully at the base and if it is a tick, you will see tiny black legs.

Catherine on Eastlake said...

Eww...

just use the alcohol to clean the wound. If you don't have that handy... how about something like an astringent?

Wood ticks are pretty common too ... especially if people near you have a woodpile. It being Grey and not Black made me think that was the type my dog had, and not a deer tick. Plus he hangs out by my woodpile all the time.

I think Monty will be fine. He a tough 'he man' man cat. :)

Parker said...

Oh Monty - you poor guy! I am glad that it's mostly gone now!

The Meezers said...

oh Monty - we is glad that it was only a tick!

Millie said...

you know, sweetie pie, that getting bit by a tick is one of the bad things about going outside....

I'm just sayin'

******smootchies!******

Ginger Jasper said...

Well thank goodness for the good update, ticks can be got rid off. Glad it was not anything more nasty.. HUgs GJ xx

Daisy said...

I am glad it was just a tick and not something worse! Even though ticks are yucky.

Rupert said...

A tick will make you sick
if you do not remove it quick

But it sounds like
you have this one licked!


Paws 'n Claws,
Rupert

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

thank goodness they got it out! mostly! We hope it didn't hurt too much

Poppy Q said...

Ohhhh I am glad that the man plucked the tick off you, and autopsied it to make sure he knew what it was. We hope he didn't ruin your studly looks big fella.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That stinks that you got attacked by a tick Monty. Ticks are yucky - we hope the rest of it comes out. But we do think you will look very handsome in your collar.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

better a tick than a tumor! Do you go outside or did someone carry it in on their fur? If it was a deer tick, have to worry about Lyme disease, maybe get a test when you have to get your yearly lab work.

Lisa said...

No to those horrible collars. Give him Frontline Plus. It will kill fleas and ticks and is much better for him than a flea collar. More expsensive, but much healthier.