|Barked: Sat Dec 4, '10 8:42pm PST |
|So lately Mulder has been licking his rear more than usual. It started post-Thanksgiving, and I suspected due to eating too much bone from a raw meal, meaning ultra hard poops.
Over the last couple of days it seemed to be getting better, less licking. Tonight he started up again, so I lifted his tail to see if it was red or agitated looking. Not so much, but I noticed that the base of his tail was also wet from licking... so I felt around to see if anything else was going on, and low and behold, a lump.
Its not very big... maybe an inch in diameter or less. Its definitely elevated, though it matched his skin tone, not off colored or swollen looking. Its very hard, and apparently he's been favoring it, as its pretty flaky. He had a clear aversion to me touching it, so its clearly bothering him...
What could this possibly be? I'm kinda of freaking out over this right now... I wish I could get a picture, but you really can't see it at all
ETA: Just occurred to me: possibly an abscess? Could he get one from licking the area a lot? Or, I wonder, if he's been licking because of this now, and I just didn't notice...
Edited by author Sat Dec 4, '10 9:07pm PST
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