My daughter’s cat (about 13 years old) has developed a large growth on his whisker pad, most whiskers are gone along with fur in the area of the growth. He is okay other than the growth, eats/drinks and does not seem to be in pain. She took him to the vet and they said it is not an abscess and they want to do a biopsy ($600) to find out what it is and if it is cancerous. Do you know what this could be? If she does do the biopsy and it is cancerous she will not be able to afford radiation, do you feel a biopsy is necessary? They said if it is a non-cancerous growth/tumor they could not remove it because it would remove part of his face, plus I am sure that procedure would be expensive as well.
Do you have an advice????