Greetings everyone! fantastic forum!
I’d like to ask for some opinions as I am a student tight on a budget. Ok so I decided to bring my 18 year old cat (had him my whole life) to the vet for a check up and he palpated him and found a lump in the lower abdominal area. His recommendation was to take a blood test and see if hes healthy enough to cut open and physically see the lump because Xrays is not a good method to distinguish what the lump is.
I can’t help but feel he just wants the most expensive procedure and its tough for a student.
Also to cut open an older cat… isn’t it bad for the body to be exposed to oxygen? especially when ‘just to check’.
Anyways I’m wondering if I should trust this vet because hes recommending the right way, or just do an Xray and ‘possibly’ never find out what the lump is, or just find another vet.