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I have a 15 year olf cocker spaniel. My vet won't be back

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I have a 15 year olf cocker spaniel. My vet won't be back until Tuesday and I just noticed a large cyst about the size of a silver dollar. It has happened within the last 24 hours. He does not seem to be distressed. It is located at the base of the ear opening. I did have him groomed two days ago. Do you think that this is something that can wait until Tuesday when our vet returns or should I try to find a vet that will be open tomorrow, Sunday. Thanks
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 6 months ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are worried about Dusty. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. If this cyst is not bothering him and is not painful or warm it should be OK to wait until you can see your regular vet. I think it would be best to wait until he can be checked out by someone who knows him. If the cyst swells, starts to hurt, or if he stops eating, then I would not wait but would go to emergency.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 6 months ago.
Let me know what other questions you have and if this was helpful.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 6 months ago.
How is Dusty doing? I hope you were able to see what I wrote.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 6 months ago.
Hi Brenda Smith,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Dusty. How is everything going?


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