General information on Papillomas
Papillomas are warts. They are caused by skin cells being infected by the papillomavirus. Papillomas are a skin tumor that is benign. These tumors can take up to months to develop and can last for months or even for years, but still may clear without any treatment. These types of growths are more common in humans than they are in cats and seem to primarily grow on older cats. Some of the papillomas appear similar to gum stuck in the catís hair, while others appear in a trail-like manner.
Symptoms of Papillomas
Some of the symptoms for papillomas may be a noticeable growth on the skin, either under or through the hair, that looks like a tumor and can grow anywhere on the body. Some of the tumors may be irritated or begin to bleed.
Treatments for Papillomas
Treatment for papillomas is not necessary due to the fact that they are not generally a threat to the overall health of the cat. However, should the papillomas become irritated or start to bleed; they should be removed by your veterinarian. In some cases an autogenous vaccine may be used to eliminate the papillomas.
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