Jan 20, 2008
I posted in the forum a bit back about a cyst that my beagle Lucky has developed on one of her pads. I brought her to our vet, (who by the way looks exactly like the pregnant cop from Fargo - Francis McDormitt?) and I guess it's even more than the cyst. It looks like the cyst has somehow ruptured into the pad itself, filling it with blood. My vet's theory is it was because of the frozen tundra my backyard has become, and the extra pressure caused it to rupture. She gave us anti-biotics to try and get the swelling down and said if it's not better in 2 weeks, we'll need to surgically remove the cyst and maybe do something with the pads.
Well, it's 2 weeks this Tuesday and poor Lucky is still limping. The swelling looks a little lower, but it's clearly still inflamed and bothering her. It's looking like we'll need to do surgery. I'm a little nervous, never having done surgery with a pet before. Hopefully this is a pretty basic surgery, but I'll know more next week.