07-26-2018, 11:14 PM
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I understand how stressful this must be for you. I'd be like that too. I didn't know until just a few years ago, about vet specialists. Which is pretty bad because I've had dogs and cats for a lot longer than that.
You feel guilty because of what your brother said, but you didn't know. Did your brother suggest a specialist? If not then he didn't know either, it's not just you. It's reassuring that your vet is pretty certain that it's not cancerous. I've seen videos online of dogs with huge tumors that have surgery and can be okay. I wouldn't wait to talk to a specialist. It might be better for Jack to be seen now rather than healing and then having to do it all a second time.
Did your vet recommend someone? If not, check around tomorrow and see what you can find out. They might want to see him right away. Your stress and worry is just going to get worse until you talk to someone else. Let them know how worried you are about not wanting him in more pain. They know pets are family. They get it.
I wish there were educational classes for pet parents to inform us of different things like specialists, dogs donating blood for transfusions, diets, dental care and everything else. I personally learn after the fact too often and then feel guilty that I didn't know something sooner.
Please post any new information for what you find out. I'll be thinking of him.