I am happy to report that our younger beast, Mister Puck, appears to be okay.
Our vet saw him last night and said it wasn’t a growth, but a reaction in the muscle tissue to the vaccinations. It happens sometimes, he said, but it isn’t serious and should clear up in another week or so.
To help it along, he prescribed a limited and tapering dose of prednisone to reduce the inflammation.
Best of all, he didn’t charge for the office visit or the meds, since it was a reaction to the cat’s previous treatment, two weeks earlier. I really like this vet.
And, understandably, I am much relieved to hear that my little furry amigo will be okay.