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Old 09-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Didn't know where else to post this, so move if necessary...

Koda's having the Sebaceous Cyst removed from his back his morning. I'm sure he'll be okay, but it always makes me nervous when an animal is put under general anesthesia.

I'm going to keep everyone updated on his progress and how he did so that this wasn't a complete waste of thread space.

Thanks guys...Wish Koda good luck.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would also share the same anxiety as you...I can't help it.

Sending positive thoughts your way for Koda
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think Gunny has the same thing. I took him to the vet and she wanted to remove it. Went home that evening and squeezed it (gross!), it popped, then got small. When ever it gets filled back up I drain it again. I'm just not comfortable with him going under general. I'm wondering now if I should just go ahead and have her remove it anyway.
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Good thoughts for Koda(and you!)
Kacie has had a couple due to her long coat and feeding fish oil sometimes will cause them. I started giving her tumeric powder supplements and they reabsorbed. She had a large one and the vet aspirated it and biopsied to be sure that is what it was.
I would give tumeric a try before having one removed.
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Good thoughts for you and Koda today. I hope he comes through without any issues.
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We all worry when our dogs have to go to the vets for something.

Happy healing thoughts headed your way!

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Good luck and let us know how it goes. Rusti has one on her ear and I'm hoping to avoid surgery.
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Well, dropped him off at 7:40 this morning. Vet says no news is good news and to call at 2pm...So it's just a waiting game right now.

Jane - Thank you for the info, but the Vet said it's best to have it removed because it could eventually rupture under the skin and cause inflammation. Plus, if we have it removed, it will never come back.
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I would give tumeric a try before having one removed.

How much? How often? HOW? Tumeric is pretty pungent...

Our GSD mix got those cysts and if she was under for something else, we had them removed, otherwise, we just kept an eye on them.

I didn't know feeding fish oil would contribute to the development of them. I do think the fish oil benefits probably outweigh the cyst risk.
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scarletts mom, you can get tumeric in capsule form. 2 caps per day is what I give Kacie. She sometimes won't eat them so I have to put them in the back of her mouth. But most often they are disguised in her raw grind.
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