My 18 month old dog (who's a permanent puppy) got scratched on her jaw yesterday by my cat. I called the emergency vet (since it was Sunday), because on Halloween last year, her face developed a tennis ball-sized growth in the time span of an hour - turns out she'd gotten scratched a few days earlier and had gotten an abcess. I want to avoid the pain for her and the very spendy $$ vet bill for me!! The emergency vet said to keep it washed out with hydrogen peroxide and warm water and get her in to see her regular vet today. This am I called my vet - Bella's face was no longer swollen, she was eating fine and had energy, so we didn't make an appointment, but they said they could squeeze her in if things started to look dodgy.
Well, I just noticed that her chin was bloody, she's been scratching at it, and now there's a marble-sized mass in there. The good thing is that she comes to work with me, so I noticed it right away. I have to put her conehead collar on her as soon as we get home, and we're going to the vet bright and early tomorrow morning. I'm sure it'll end up fine, but I am so bummed out that this is happening again!!
Here's a pic of Bella at work BTW: