Sadie has had a small cyst on her right hip/leg for about a year. We have had them check it in the past, and they did a biopsy of it and it is just a benign cyst. It was the size of a bean. Over the last few days it tripled in size and looked nasty. We took her to the vet today. The vet numbed it up and removed it and cleaned the area, after shaving the area. It was infected. She has 5 tiny staples and they have to stay in for 10 days. She has to take antibiotics too. Sadie is the bravest girl. She didn't let out one yelp. She is such a good girl. My hubbie held her and I stroked her nose and talked to her through the whole procedure.