As most of you know, my dog Madeline was having a hard time this weekend. She was sick with a non-descript illness and we wound up taking her to an emergency vet on Saturday night despite the blizzard-like conditions. The vet sent us home with directions to monitor her and come back or contact our personal vet if she was to get worse. Thankfully, Madeline pulled through and she's back to her self. Well, for the most part anyway. Actually, scratch that - she really is back to her old antics - I'm just overly obsessive where she's concerned.
But, last night we noticed that she had a pimple right above her butt. It's not on the hair, but on her butt itself. It seems almost like there may be fluid inside of it, but she doesn't sit still long enough to geta real good look at it. I may have noticed it the day before, but it wasn't very pronounced until last night. Since then it seems like it might have gone down some, but, again, it's hard to tell when she's wiggling so much!
The pimple [or pustule, or whatever] doesn't seem to be hurting her and she doesn't seem bothered at all by the fact that it's there. She goes outside on her own, but I don't think it's hindering her going to the bathroom. It's certainly not getting larger, but I worry that it may be an abscess or something similar. Does anyone else have any suggestions about what it could be or what we could do about it at home?
We will take her to the vet if need be, but my, "mom," doesn't think I need to worry as much as I am. She promises that if she feels it's getting worse or if it's causing Maddie discomfortwe'll immediately call the vet, but that we're not there yet. She insists I'm obsessive - and I'm sure she's right as that's my MO.
I just want my baby to be okay, you know? Her temp is fine and she's eating and drinking as she usually does. I mean, she's been picking out the, "good stuff," from her bowl, but that's not unusual for her. She does eat treats and she has no problem barking and playing in typical Maddie fashion. I'm willing to do whatever necessary to ensure it's nothing serious before taking her to a vet - especially since we just unloaded a ton of money at the emergency vet. But, seriously, we will take her if we need to and if it's hurting her. Argh! I'm so freaking OCD about stuff.
Just, any suggestions would be appreciated. And a prayer or two wouldn't hurt either. I'll leave it at that!