Well, our beloved Tiki (who I've posted here about his epilepsy saga... which is still an issue and attempting to get controlled....) had developed bumps on his forehead a week ago. He went to the vet today and they said it was not mites, nor allergies.... just an unknown secondary infection possibly caused by one larger solid bump adjacent. The large bump was biopsied and had 'spindle shaped cells' that he said was a concern but not cancer - but to watch to see if this growth grows rapidly here soon. Must be rapid - it was NOT there last week! ;0
We were sent home with cream and anti-biotic pills.
Before going to the vet it seemed like text-book mange!! or maybe folliculitis? But neither were mentioned today.
These bumps start off in a cluster - making their head all lumpy and gross. At first he looked wet, sticky. Then it turned into balding areas with raw flesh underneath. Very nasty. He's kind of clumsy so before in the past when he got these we thought 'oh, maybe he ran into the oven door or something'.... but now I'm just really concerned about what on earth these things are!!
The large lump is a concern - watching... they'll want to surgically remove it if it grows. Seems strange that it didn't exist before these lumps arrived last weekend.
Does anyone have experience to share?
I'll update on the epilepsy later too..... still playing with PX dosing... he hasn't gone more than 2 weeks without a seizure since the spring! Usually 1 a week.