Q: Do cats get moles?

May 14, 2010 | By Stephanie | 1 answer | Expired: 2079 days ago


My two-year-old cat Buddy has a mole on the top of his head an another small one on his shoulder. They haven't changed since I noticed them, a few months ago. Is this something I should be concerned about?

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May 14, 2010

Yes, cats can get moles. My little brown tabby has had a mole about a half inch above her eye for years. My vet said that they are very common & as long as it doesn't bother her or suddenly grow, there isn't any cause for concern & no need to remove it. She's an indoor-only cat so she has little sun exposure so the chances of it turning into skin cancer are minimal. He said that most of them are very harmless & never change throughout the cat's lifetime. If they do change color or size then they may be a skin cancer which is also common in cats, especially outdoor cats.

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