My dog's mouth is bleeding; there's a lump by her gums. It's 10pm here. What should we do?
Here's a (WARNING very gory) close up picture
. There is a lump next to her gums, it is bleeding a lot. It is not tender - we poked at it a little bit and she didn't seem to mind very much. She is acting completely normally and eating and drinking normally.
She is a 10 year old Australian cattle dog. I have no idea if this is related, but she had surgery for a mast cell tumor (on her face) 15 days ago - the cancer was stage one and removed completely (clean margins). Her stitches were removed yesterday, everything is healing very well.
We have Tramadol left over from the recovery from her surgery, but she doesn't appear to be in any pain, so we haven't given her any.
I gave her a piece of shrimp (from my dinner) earlier - on the off chance that this is an allergic reaction, we just gave her benadryl (at her vet-approved dosage). It seems unlikely that an allergic reaction would manifest as a lump that bleeds inside her mouth.
The current plan is to take her to the regular vet tomorrow, but I am feeling kind of panicked right now. We were so scared about the mast cell tumor - it was her second one - and I'm really worried about her right now. Is there anything I can or should do for her tonight?
I'm in Los Angeles, so there are 24 hour vets available if this is an emergency.
Here are a couple pictures of her looking happier!