At some point after I returned from my business trip last week, I noticed that Alice had a bump on her back. I didn't think too much of it because she's pretty much covered in bumps. But, this one grew at an alarming rate over the course of the weekend. By Monday, it was pretty huge. We planned on taking her to the vets on Tuesday, but by Tuesday morning, the bump had burst open and most of the swelling went down. We thought we'd give it another day and see how it was. It was still oozing stuff this morning, so I called the vet and Brian took her in for an appointment.
The vet isn't positive what it is, but she thinks it might be a cyst that got infected. Alice was put on a two-week course of antibiotics. We need to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't come back. You wouldn't know anything was wrong with her from the way she acts. Hopefully it will turn out to be nothing, but this brings back bad memories of two years ago when Ripley was sick right before Thanksgiving. Not that this episode has any similarities besides the time of year, but I could do without any doggy drama, for sure.