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Amelie | 5 months ago
Hi Everyone, Great Website. My 10 Year Old Sweet Darling Cat, Has A Cyst Next To Her …

Hi everyone, great website. My 10 year old sweet darling cat, has a cyst next to her eye, I was told by the vet it’s a cyst and to keep an ‘eye’ on it to see if it got bigger. Which it has.. they are saying to have it removed.. I was wondering if there’s anything I can do at home to help the cyst or does she have to have an operation? Many thanks, help really appreciated.

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Krista Magnifico
4 months ago

Hello,
In my long tenure as a vet I have found that the best way to eradicate a cyst is to surgically remove it. No matter what you try they always return if you don’t fill excise them. Depending on where they are some can wait a little while, but, if it is near the eye it’s probably better to remove it sooner while it is small, versus waiting for it to get bigger. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Krista Magnifico
4 months ago

Hello. Yes. It looks like a cyst. And it is in a tough spot. I would remove it ASAP. There isn’t much room to work with as it is never mind if it gets larger. Please send a post op photo and please add the surgery and invoice to our storyline section. That way others can benefit from your experience.

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Rachel Tajan | 2 years ago
My One Year Old Mix Breed Has A Cyst On His Snout. It Appeared About…

My one year old mix breed has a cyst on his snout. It appeared about a month ago and I have noticed it has doubled in size over the last couple of weeks. It does not bother him. He is still eating, sleeping and playing normally. Any idea what it is? He seems so young…

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello. Please talk to your vet about how this can be diagnosed. I’m almost all cases a biopsy is needed for definitive diagnosis. There are some masses that are more commonly found in young pets on the face and extremities like a histiocytoma.

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Tara Koontz | 2 years ago
Our Six Month Old Golden Retriever Had A Warble At Seven Weeks. It Was Removed…

Our six month old golden retriever had a warble at seven weeks. It was removed and after a few weeks of issues- treatment for infection and severe itching the site was lumpy and hard but had improved to the point of just being itchy at times. The site is a couple inches behind his left front leg a inch or so above his first nipple. A couple weeks ago he was going in to be neutered and we opted to remove the hard cyst at the warble site while he was under anesthesia. He was released With trazodone to help keep him calm. He is quite rambunctious. Within a couple days the site developed a fluid collection about the size of a biscuit. I took him into see the vet and one of the partners drained it and placed a compression bandage. I saw the initial aspirate and it was serosanguineous. The dressing was good in theory but probably should’ve extended an inch or two towards his under arm to keep the swelling from popping out. A couple days later I took him back to the vet because the swelling would not stay under the dressing and was protruding out . They again drained it and I reinforced the dressing with coban but after about 48 hours the dressing was seeming to be uncomfortable and sure enough the swelling protruded the bandage. The swelling is now 1 1/2 to 2 times the initial size. It doesn’t seem to cause him pain. This swollen mass is looking pink but not sure if it’s topical irritation (dispite our efforts to keep a T-shirt on him he has got at it a couple times with his teeth and tongue) or if it’s initial signs of infection. I am waiting to hear back from the vet and I am torn as to what to do- insist they do something again or just wait it out and keep an eye on it. From what I’ve read, draining it is increasing the risk for infection and it’s likely the fluid will just return. My daughter works in a vets office and her docs recommended a drain but this is an extremely rambunctious six-month-old male puppy that we struggled to keep a compression dressing on (even with the addition of acepromazine after the first draining). I am doubtful that we could maintain a drain for any decent amount of time. Could someone give me their thoughts on the best plan of action for our little boy? I don’t want to be an alarmist who thinks something must be done just to satisfy my peace of mind but I also don’t want to make my puppy worse by inaction. Thanks in advance,
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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello, All of these questions and individual circumstances are why a good relationship with a vet that you trust is so imperative. We each have different experiences, preferences and then tailor these to eachbour individual client and patient needs. In general I don’t drain a seroma or cyst. An infection or abscess is another matter. I am not sure which of these is your pups. But at this age and with this description of your pup being so active and happy it is probably a seroma and I would probably leave it alone to resolve on its own. Which it… Read more »

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Crystal Hensley | 2 years ago
My Cat Has Been Having Pus Coming Out Of His Right Shoulder/ Neck. I Noticed…

My cat has been having pus coming out of his right shoulder/ neck. I noticed a Lil pus and went to wipe it off and a bunch came out. I looked for the spot it was coming from and there was a Lil hole. This was 2 days ago. Today I went to loom at it and check on the site and right below it I found another tiny hole that had clear/pinkish stuff draining from it. I have looked up on Google what it could be and I think it may be a cyst. I seen your post about( jerry) and his conditions pointed right too what Jerry had only an extra spot. Please help me I’m not sure what to do for it and I can’t get to a vet. He won’t let me hardly mess with it.

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
This sounds like it is an abscess which in my experience is far more likely than a cyst. Please call your vet. I think antibiotics are warranted for all cases where purulent material (puss) is present. Also it is important to make sure your cat is vaccinated and current on their rabies vaccine just in case this was a bite inflicted wound.

Sarah
1 year ago

Good morning. I agree- puss means some sort of infection. Please get to a vet before it worsens.

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Jessica Black | 2 years ago
Hi, Pawbly!! I Have A 12 Year Old Papillon And She Had What Looked Like…

Hi, Pawbly!! I have a 12 year old Papillon and she had what looked like a wart or two just below her anus….for a while, they were much like a human-esque wart but now it has morphed into something else entirely. I think it may be in the hair follicle cyst or something similar category. I have googled it every which way but am unable to find exactly what this is….especially the small holes all over the sac. Shortly ago, pus and blood was slowly oozing out of the small pinhole like openings. It does not seem to bother her but I cleaned it after doing a warm compress then slipped a doggie diaper on her. Any ideas on what we are looking at here?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I’m sorry but I always recommend all lesions by the rectum be seen immediately by a veterinarian. I also recommend that they be surgically removed and submitted for biopsy. In some cases it can be removed easily and with minimal affect on adjacent structures. But the longer you wait the more difficult and expensive it is to remove and the more likely it might be to cause difficulty in defecating.

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Patricia Preston | 3 years ago
My Dog Had Surgery To Remove Fatty Cysts On Tuesday And Has Been Taking Rimydal…

My dog had surgery to remove fatty cysts on Tuesday and has been taking rimydal 75mg every morning and night. She is a 70lb lab and is 12 years old. She has been acting fine, energetic, eating and drinking normal since she came home including this morning. Today around noon I gave her the rimydal and around 3pmish she is very lethargic and seems doped up. Is not acting like herself at all and seems uncoordinated when walking at times. She also has bad gas and I noticed bright red blood in loose stool this afternoon. Since we usually gets meds before we go to work and before bed she’s always sleeping so this is the first day we have observed her during the day on the rimydal.
Is this a normal side effect or should she go to er vet? We are customers of Jarrettsville vet and they are not open til tomorrow at 1pm.

Patricia Preston

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2 years ago

I’d stop the Rimadyl completely. Have never had good experiences with it

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I would not say this is a normal side effect of Rimadyl and I think it’s best to see the vet ass soon as possible. I hope she is ok.

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pat chouli | 3 years ago
I Care For A Beautiful Male Russian Blue Who Has Developed A Golfball Sized Cyst…

I care for a beautiful male russian blue who has developed a golfball sized cyst or abscess on hind right flank if facing him, a few inches away from his spine that appeared as a small lump about 2 years ago, possibly where he was vaccinated 10 years ago. He is an indoor cat with patio access where he does his business in playground sand I provide in the garden area for him as he prefers this to a cat box.
This was a slow growing small lump turned into bulging sac of soft material, seemingly painless to him but unsightly and looks like its at the point of tolerance for the skin. It has seemed to inhibit him from taking the stairs as often as he used to, which I attributed to his size and age maybe mistakenly. He weighs around 20lbs and is about 3 ft from nose to tail tip. He’s a big boy.
Is it stupid for me to attempt to drain this, shave around the area, clean it and lance it with sterile needle or exacta blade, express contents, flush with saline water, topical antibiotic and cover with bandage? Should I leave it until it looks like it’s bothering him or will rupture? It doesnt come into contact with anything so no skin abrasion, its just quite stretched taut. Thank you in advance for reading and commenting.
I did run a search for cyst draining but nothing appeared, forgive me if this is a redundant question. Pat

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Sarah
2 years ago

It sounds as if your cat needs to be seen by the vet to be sure it isn’t anything more serious. They will be able to run the necessary tests and fix it as well as prescribe any necessary meds.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
It sounds much more consistent with a mass than an abscess. Please see your vet and ask for guidance.
Best of luck

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Ariana Jardine | 3 years ago
How Much Swelling Is Excess Swelling After A Seroma Drain? This Past Weekend I Bought…

How much swelling is excess swelling after a seroma drain?

This past weekend I bought a dog and within a few moments of getting him I noticed a lump on his neck area. Concerned I took him to a vet and they said it was a cyst after finally getting it drained the vet said it wasn’t a cyst and was a seroma. The area where it was drained and is starting to swell. It’s late at night and the vet isn’t open and I don’t want to pay the er fees. I just want to make sure my new baby boy is okay. He doesn’t seem to be in pain.

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Sarah
2 years ago

I would keep my eye on it and call the vet first thing in the morning.

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Amy Martin-Madeley | 3 years ago
My 6 Year Old Shar Pei/golden Retriever Mix Has A Mysterious Bump On Her Lower…

My 6 year old shar pei/golden retriever mix has a mysterious bump on her lower leg. It appeared out of nowhere on Jan 1. She doesn’t seem bothered by it, it just looks like a pink bump really. I took her to the vet who took one look (barely a look at all because it had all of the fur covering it) and said it was either a cyst that maybe was a little infected or a pappilloma. She said to put neosporin and aloe vera on and cover with a sock daily. I have done that for more then a week and the bump looks the same (I trimmed the hair to get a better look). Do you think I should be concerned or push for a further look or is something like this just that easy to diagnose as she seemed to think?

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Julie Brader
2 years ago

Hi Amy, If you are concerned then go back to your Vet…or see another one if you were not happy with the initial examination. I enlarged the photo and there seems to be a mark in the middle of the lump. I wonder if it could be a bite of some kind? If so she would probably need antibiotics. If she were my dog I would definately take her back to the Vet for a more in depth examination.

Sarah
2 years ago

I agree. I would call my vet and explain that there has been no improvement and you are concerned. Have them take a closer look.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I agree with Julie and Sarah. If you are worried about it and it isn’t resolving express your concerns to your vet. It does look like a mass, per se, it looks more like an injury, but I would have expected it to be better by now if it was. It is so hard to diagnose via a photo. You are better off with your vet looking at it in person. Please let us know what happens.

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Pam Purdy | 3 years ago
My Dog Tested Elisa Test Positive For Giardia With No Cysts Seen. She Has No…

My dog tested Elisa test positive for Giardia with no cysts seen. She has no symptoms. Does she need to be treated and can she give it to us? Thanks.

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Sarah
2 years ago

I researched some and I do not believe that humans can catch from dogs… at least I haven’t found anywhere saying that it is possible. I would make sure to wash my hands thoroughly and you could always call your vets’ office to double check and make sure.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Typically I only treat if this is causing diarrhea, or was found in an immunocompromised individual. I have never seen it be passed to humans from pets. Ask your vet to provide you better guidance for your pets test results. That is what they are there for.