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lauralucy

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fluff has a hard lump slightly bigger than a pea) on her side which has got a little bigger over the last fews months. anyways took her to the vet today and the vet says its a skin cyst and wants to remove it as it has got bigger, she wants to do it before it gets bigger. It doesnt bother fluff at all and I'm not sure i want to put her through the op, is it mean/cruel of me to do this?

The vet would use a GA which is why I'm against it.

any advice?
 

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Do you have confidnce in your vet? If not get a second opinion.
 

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i dont no if i do only been to her for routine things. might ask around for a good vet in colchester.

fluff is under 2 years old. not sure if it makes a difference
 

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If in doubt, I would get a second opinion. And ask your vet what is the risk of leaving it for now and watching it to see if it continues growing. I know with abscesses the risk is that they will leak internally and lead to blood poisoning... I'm not sure if the same risk exists with a cyst.

If worst comes to worst and you do have to go through with the removal, one of my pigs had a similar operation last summer (in her case an abscess on her lower back that had to be removed under ga after it failed to clear up from being lanced/drained/treated with antibiotics.) I was very nervous about the ga but she did fine and the wound healed up quickly with no other issues- now you would never know it had even been done. HTH a bit- good luck with everything!
 
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