Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Galt, California
Cyst caused by ingrown hairs?
So on Black Friday while taking Porter in for his vaccines, we mentioned this weird spot on his forehead that looked like a thin band of hair that was growing over his hair, the vet that was there at day (she wasn't our usual vet) thought it looked like a scratch and despite me disagreeing with her she just said to keep and eye on it.
Well a week and a half ago we took him in for his next rounds and expressed our concern that there was now a bump forming. The vet was perplexed by the band of skin over the hair but pull hairs out from under it, recommended we put a hot compress on it daily (which was a fun task to get him to sit still) and keep and eye on it.
So we kept and eye on it and this morning it was kind of oozing what looked like puss. So my husband took him in to the vet this afternoon. They opened it up, drained it and removed some of the hairs. But she states that it appears that the ingrown hairs caused a cyst to form but they are hoping it wont come back. If it does they want to removed it when we have him neutered in another year or so. They aren't too concerned but I have never heard of this before, has anyone else seen this?