In this article, we will be taking a look at how to drain a cyst on a dog in the comfort of your own home. This method is a quick and easy treatment that is relatively pain-free for your dog and is essentially the exact same thing that your local veterinarian would do for a fee.
Although it is always better to take your dog to your local veterinarian for the treatment, we will be showing you how you can treat a cyst on your dog if you choose. The veterinarian will also do a check to ensure that the lump on your dog is, in fact, a cyst before continuing with this treatment.
How To Drain A Cyst On A Dog
The first step to draining the cyst is to ensure that you can actually see it, the most common way to do this is to simply clip the fur on your dog around the area that has been affected by the cyst. Once this fur has been removed, you are able to clean the area of the cyst with an anti-bacterial wipe to clean the area of bacteria.
Next up, you are going to need something like a high-quality cyst removal tool to actually create your initial break on the cyst. Before you do this it may be a good idea to fit a robust muzzle to your dog depending on its nature, if you don’t think that a muzzle is required, it is still a good idea to place one hand on your dogs head to restrict movement in case it gets a shock from the initial incision.
Once you are confident your dog will be unable to harm you if it gets a shock, make a small cut on the tumor as shown in the video below. The cut does not have to be large, just enough to act as a pressure release to let the puss out when pressure is applied as shown in the video.
The puss that comes out of the cyst may be a totally different color to the puss in the videos too. The most common colors are cream, yellow, green, and brown. Additionally, it is not uncommon to have a little blood mixed in with the puss too.
The video below shows a small dog having a cyst emptied at home by its owner. It shows an old cyst that has had plenty of time to develop and build up puss within it. As you can see, the dog actually seems to enjoy the process due to the pressure release of the puss rather than be in pain.
Although unlikely, if the situation does end up taking a turn for the worse or shows any signs of infection we recommend that you take your dog to the local veterinarian as soon as possible. They will be able to give the cyst the once over and prescribe the best possible medication to help with your dogs recovery.
The Best Cyst Removal Tool On The Market
In our opinion, the best cyst removal tool on the market right now is the Chimocee Professional Surgical Toolset. It contains a number of high-quality tools at the lowest possible price to allow you to quickly and easily create your initial incision on your dog’s tumor and begin to treat the situation.
They are made from one hundred percent surgical grade stainless steel so they are resistant to any rusting or potential damage. One thing that we would like to remind you of is to wipe the equipment before and after use to reduce the chance of any bacteria build up having an effect on your dog and its cyst.