When things are ignored too long, they suddenly become emergencies….
Luckily, the dog did fine. Mass was benign.
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Looks more like a burn…
I saw the picture before I started reading. My first thought was that someone brought the dog to see you and then stole the dog’s pain meds.
You’re just a jack-of-all-trades these days.
I hope this isn’t your dog…you seem too conscientious to be that kind of owner.
You know *why* it was suddenly an emergency? it ulcerated, and was oozing on things. Surprised it didn’t ulcerate sooner.
And yes, I am an LVT w/close to 20 years in the field. ;) That is the common scenario – but I haven’t seen one THIS big before!
Looks like the biggest blood filled tick I ever saw. I know it isn’t, but that is what it reminds me of…that horrifying moment.
This is NOT my dog.
Baaaaahhh! Denial is something nice, isn’t it? Like the old ladies who present to their GP with some huge and horrible breast cancer that has ulcerated and taken up a large space on the chest.
Although I suspect that with pet owners, denial doesn’t play a big a role as just mot caring enough, or not wanting to pay for the vet to do anything.
*”not caring”, not “mot”.
Also, Doc, I think it was obvious that it wasn’t your dog… otherwise we’d seriously need to worry about your patients.
Man, I’m sure glad I wasn’t deciding how to do the skin flap/closure on that puppy. What a mess!
Dear God. What the hell is that thing?
I sincerely hope that after the bill was paid, the owners were brought up on neglect charges!
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