I have no clue whether the lump is a tumor, abscess, or cyst so I'll be taking Twip to the vet first thing today at 7:40am, and hopefully he'll be able to figure out what is going on. However, I'm really worried about the procedures for removing a tumor and lancing an abscess. Will Twip be put under anesthesia? I can imagine that both procedures would be painful, and it probably doesn't help that he is around 21 months old. Is there anything I should make sure the vet does properly? He is the only vet in my area that actually physically examines my hamsters (instead of just poking them with a pencil and dashing off to browse the interwebs for a diagnosis), BUT he has prescribed unsafe antibiotics multiple times before. I just really want to make sure that Twip gets the best care possible.
Here is a photograph of my dwarf hammy Sqeaker,
As you can see the lump is on his right hand side.
Edited by rhapsody, 20 October 2009 - 03:35 PM.