Our second opinion agreed with the original plan for Piper. We are having his lump surgically removed this Friday. Once it's out, we will know more about what we're dealing with. Hopefully it's benign and we'll have no worries. There don't seem to be any troubling signs thus far that there is any cancer that has spread through his body, but that will remain to be seen.
Now as for the question I have... When you take your dog for a wellness visit, does your vet do blood draws and vaccinations in front of you or do they take you dog "out back" with a technician to handle such things? I'm curious because I have always had those procedures done in front of me, until recently with a new vet I have been seeing. I have to admit I'm very uncomfortable not being there with my dog when such things are being done. Am I alone in feeling that way? I think I have to speak up!