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Cookie takes half a prednisolone tablet daily to help with his inflammatory bowel disease and has weight checks 3 weekly to make sure he is not loosing weight again. I understand that steroids can hinder the healing process somewhat so I am even more concerned. Our surgery is not open on a Sunday so this would be a hugely expensive out of hours call to the covering company. Do you think it will wait until Monday given his age and history or should I get him to a surgery that is open tomorrow..............I have found information about one located within a pet store nearby. You can bet your life that I will be seeing one of the usual more experienced vets when I do take him back to our own surgery. I have no idea why I didn't question the lack of thorough examination at the time but I think I was more worried about my little lad being distressed.
I would say it was really quite sizeable but haven't seen one before as I usually spot his fighting injuries before this happens. It's easily bigger that a 2pence piece and raised higher than the thickness of my thumb.....seems to be getting bigger. The other one, which was missed is smaller - 20p sized and not so raised but still a definite lump with a healed puncture wound in the middle. Would you call these big or small?
He is very upset and listless and like I say, won't eat. Hard to tell if the buster collar is contributing a lot though as he's never tolerated one before. Being a bit older and dopier now though, he can't get it off and has given up trying.