Post by Corvidophile on May 17, 2020 18:08:10 GMT -5
Noticed blood where Winnipeg was walking and flipped him over to find this, I don’t know whether it’s a tumor or a blood blister. Whatever it is came about somewhere in the span of two weeks, when we last clipped his nails and would’ve seen it. Calling the vet tomorrow. What do you think it is?
Post by Corvidophile on May 25, 2020 12:01:01 GMT -5
Took him to an emergency vet over Memorial Day weekend to get a med refill, and had them look at the toe while he was there. They don’t know! They say it’s either a blood blister or tumor just like we’re guessing about. It’s gotten hard on the black area over the last few days but hasn’t grown or shrank. Keeping an eye on it.
Wow, interesting that they don't know at the vet's. Well I know when I have pinched a finger in something and have gotten a blood blister and haven't popped it, the blood inside dries and hardens. Let's hope that it's just a dried up blood blister.
Post by Corvidophile on May 25, 2020 20:33:23 GMT -5
Whatever it is, it doesn’t hurt him. When I squeeze it there’s no reaction. It might be numb even from the lack of reaction. They did say that if it was a mast cell tumor it was likely benign and possible to scab up and fall off only to reform later, and if it was surgically removed it was likely to reform too. Freaky. But as long as it can’t spread internally I guess it can stay.
At this point I think it's best to leave it be. Booboo had a tumor on his head, and we had the vet remove. Within a month, they started growing all over his body, and 3 months later he was gone. Last year, Yoshi had a similar growth on his face. I tied it off with a piece of dental floss to cut off the blood blow to the tumor. In about 10 days if dropped off and didn't grow back. These were not mast cell tumors, but more like skin tags. The MCTs we've seen were disc shaped, without much of a bump. Just keep an eye on it for changes