Last week I took Fudge to visit Dr B. He had his annual exam and bloodwork and got a few vaccinations. His exam was good and his blood was great, but there were a couple issues I needed to discuss with the doctor.
This morning Fudge happily jumped into the car, not realizing what was coming. He was going to have a dental cleaning and growth removal surgery.
We picked him up about an hour ago and he staggered to the car, not looking anything like the happy little guy we dropped off this morning. He was still heavily under the influence of pain killers and only wanted to curl up and sleep.
The growth on his side was a small papilloma, but was shallow and easily removed with a local. He has one stitch in it. The growth on his head, however, was a surprise. Dr B thought it was a cyst, but when he made the incision, it turned out to be hard inside, not a cyst at all. He had to increase the size of the incision to remove the whole growth and Fudge is sporting several stitches in his head. The news is still pretty good, he's pretty sure the growth was nothing to worry about, but we'll watch it to make sure it doesn't grow back. Meanwhile Fudge has a big bald spot on the top of his head.