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Dear Dr. Schelling,

My cat, George has a lump on his right leg and I think it is where he received one of his vaccines. Should I be worried?

Dear Susan,

It may just be a localized reaction to the vaccine, BUT—I take all lumps in vaccination areas very seriously as it could also be a vaccine associate sarcoma which is a type of tumor that needs to be addressed promptly. Please call your veterinarian and bring George in for an examination.

Click here to read more about vaccine associated sarcomas.

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I really liked the cat myths article you featured in the last newsletter. Is there going to be more?


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Dear Lauren,

Why, thank you and yes! I do have more articles, check out part two of Feline Myths and Misconceptions here.


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