One type of superficial bump on your dog’s skin is a sebaceous cyst, which is a plugged oil gland in the skin. Basically, a sebaceous cyst is a very large pimple that is harmless to your pet and may feel like a raised bump. If left alone, it might go away without treatment, but may recur. If it bursts, a white, paste-like or cottage-cheese-like material is seen. Most sebaceous cysts don’t cause trouble, although they can become red and sore. But, there are many other lumps and bumps that do warrant a trip to the vet. You can read more about them at: The 12 lumps and bumps of canine skin, by Diamond Pet Food.
Little Bit’s dad receives disability, and he wasn't sure that he could cover the cost of a visit and anything needed for the cysts. He applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were happy to help with the costs of Little Bit’s unexpected veterinary care.
Luckily, Little Bit only needed some antibiotics and a warm compress, and the vet is confident that the cysts will disappear on their own. Great news for Little Bit, and his loving dad!
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. You can see a list of those who support us on our Supporters page. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
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