It’s a common scenario; you’re peacefully brushing your pet, when you are startled to discover a soft lump under his or her skin. Your mind races, wondering what the lump could be and what could have caused it. Should you call the vet immediately, or is this simply a natural part of the aging process?
Many pets develop non-cancerous growths as they age called lipomas. While lipomas in pets are normal and usually benign, pet owners and veterinarians should monitor their growth over time, and intervene if needed.
We’re rolling right along the lovely, flower-filled spring time path, not unlike an oblong egg. The air is clear, the sun is shining, and all is right with the world. Add to this seasonal splendor a veritable feast of tasty treats, skipping through an egg hunt, and baskets chock full of goodies.
This all paints a pretty colorful scene, but the fact is, without certain Easter pet safety measures firmly in place, your pet could be in peril.
You probably don’t rush to the doctor every time you get a paper-cut, and likewise your pet probably doesn’t need to make a trip in to see us at West Park Animal Hospital for every scrape. In many situations, at-home pet wound care is an appropriate action as long as you are comfortable.
Read on to learn about pet wound care basics and when to throw in the towel.