One unfortunate blemish Naia has is a sarcoid on the left side of her muzzle. It developed soon after I bought her. At first I thought it was ringworm, and tried treating it accordingly, but the fact that it didn't spread, nor respond to treatment made it clear that I was dealing with something else. I had my vet look at it and she is pretty sure it is a sarcoid, but she didn't think there was value in doing a formal biopsy to confirm. We talked through our options. There are multiple techniques that can work to remove sarcoids, but none are guaranteed, and all carry the risk that you may irritate the sarcoid and cause it to grow. Right now Naia's is not causing her any issues, but it's location is problematic should it decide to grow. Based on my vet's advice, I am leaving it be for now, but monitoring it's size and appearance. The second it shows signs of growing we will act quickly and my vet will try and do surgery to remove it with as good of margins as possible, but if it doesn't grow we are just going to let it be.
Honestly, the most annoying parts of it are that it makes her a bit less photogenic on the one side, and I know it is something that would turn off some potential buyers should I choose to sell Naia in the future. While those things suck, they are not nearly significant enough to risk surgery unnecessarily now so we will keep monitoring Mr. Sarcoid and hope that he stays chill and small. In case you ever see a weird spot on her face in photos, now you know why!
Anyone have any sarcoid stories of their own?