Q. My cat has a soft round spot size ping pong ball a little more than half way down on right side near the backbone and in front of the back hip area.

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A. I'd recommend getting this checked out by your vet as soon as possible. There are many types of non-cancerous growths that appear under the skin of our pets, however the only way to know which one this is is to have your vet examine it, then do a biopsy. Hopefully he can just use a needle and get a few cells out to examine under the microscope, but sometimes we don't get a diagnosis this way so we either have to remove the entire mass or get a piece of it and have a pathologist examine it.

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