|Barked: Fri Oct 23, '09 2:32pm PST |
|Are you sure it's not a tumor or growth? Having just had one removed from Sam's foot, I am a bit paranoid, but just checking. Sam's honestly started out looking like a small bald patch and kept growing. It looked more like a wart then a tumor (shows what I know ). Or a bite or sting? Anything big enough to separate the toes would bug me. Oh, and on a side note, Sam never bothered his tumor, either. And he did catch it on something and tore part of it off one day so that it scabbed over. (this is part of what prompted me to take him into the vet- I kept thinking if it's really a wart it wouldn't bleed like that).
Xena's been bitten by black widow's twice. And both times resulted in hives and huge lumps (where the bite was) and a vet visit.
Try solving for allergies first, but if that doesn't work, you're definitely going to want to get it checked by a vet. Or, if it appears to be growing or spreading or you notice any other signs of illness (Xena was very tired and really didn't feel well after the bites).
On a side note, did you know that while dogs can survive a black widow bite, it is almost always fatal to a cat?! I learned that in my pet first aid class! Glad we have pest control now!
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