When to remove a cyst?
Our 1-yr-old female has a smallish cyst on her back (rear end). It's been there for a couple of months, and it doesn't seem to bother her, she acts like she doesn't even know it's there. We had cytology done on it at her annual exam and it came back benign, which is great. But the vet said that cytology showed the cell walls are inflamed, which means that her body is rejecting it and it could erupt or cause a problem in the future. So she recommended we get it removed. We definitely want to do what's best for our girl, but removing it is going to cost $1,000! And we're not really sure if it's necessary. We've heard stories of dogs who have had cysts, and they erupt and/or clear up on their own. And the dog is just fine. We just don't want to remove it if it's not necessary. Would love to know what you think. Thanks!