History. A 2-year-old male Himalayan cat presents with a history of sneezing for the past month. The cat primarily remains indoors, vaccinations are up-to-date, and it has a normal appetite. The owner noticed a mass in the right nares earlier this week, and it appears to be getting larger.
Examination. Vital signs on presentation are temperature 99.6°F, pulse 160 beats/minute, and respiration 30 breaths/minute. On physical examination, the cat is bright, alert, and responsive; ambulatory; and has no evidence of respiratory distress. A 0.5-cm pink nasal mass on the medial aspect of the right nares is observed; it is not ulcerated or bleeding.
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