Sophie's had a cyst on her left hind paw since October 2010. It's never seemed to bother her or cause her any annoyance or pain. Last night after studying at the computer, prepping for finals week, I call it a night around 10pm and discover Sophie has retreated to the bedroom where she has attempted to GNAW OFF SAID CYST!! Blood covering the carpet, her blanket, my blanket...
Take her into VCA SE Animal Hospital where they admit her for cyst removal surgery and stitches for her self-inflected wounds. All is well. She only lost a very small portion of her pad and the cyst was removed 100%.