|Purred: Tue Jan 12, '10 9:19pm PST |
|Mittens just went through something similar but it had nothing to do with her gums/teeth, so I don't know if my experience is helpful to you in Tobey's situation.
I found a hard lump on Mittens' throat in October. Her vet couldn't figure out what it was and x-rays were inconclusive. Next the vet did an aspirate on the lump to take cells for a biopsy. Usually you can get a diagnosis from that, but in Mittens' case, it was inconclusive. The lump got a little larger. At the end of October she had surgery to remove it. It turned out to be a benign tumor on her thyroid gland.
Tobey is too young to have thyroid problems. I guess my point is, the lump may not be caused by problems with his teeth and gums or if it is, there may be something else that can done for him.
If you're uneasy or uncomfortable with your vet's diagnosis or what he's doing to treat Tobey and feel you should consult another vet, my advice is to follow your gut instinct and do it!
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