Blood-Filled Growth on Dog's Abdomen
(El Paso, TX)
Kiki's Growth with Tape Measure
This growth on my dog Kiki's belly appeared first as a small red line-type mark years ago. Would disappear for a year or so then reappear at the same size. Then about 3 yrs ago the red mark gradually turned dark grayish black, remaining a small, flat-line type mark (no fluid inside).
Now this area is raised with a smooth, thin blister-type membrane and is filled with blood. The size seems larger to me - the growth is approx 1/3 inch long and 1/4 inch wide - perhaps due to raised and filled with blood. The growth is pliable, soft & sits on top her skin.
It doesn't appear to be attached. There is no solid mass beneath the "growth"; It pulls away from her body when the skin is manipulated.
I have drained the growth a few times. Bright red blood drains out with no water or pus. The membrane cover is flat, similar to blister skin when drained. The pin prick made to drain it seals over but within 24 hrs or less the growth has refilled with blood again, same size.
First noticed when I found blood spotting on her bedding several weeks ago. Kiki doesn't bother this area, no licking, scratching. There is no pain or irritation for her when I touch the growth. I rub her belly and that's all she thinks is being done.
Kiki is a 10 1/2 year old spayed female Basset Hound. She eats a diet of dry dog food with some snacks. Gets teeth cleaned when required, nails cut frequently. No health issues.
Was operated on when approx 11 mos due to swallowing 2 rocks which blocked up inside her, no complications from surgery, routine recovery. No repeated "rock" behavior.
Takes glucosamine/chondroitin daily. She weighs 43 lbs. ranges in weight from 42-44 lbs. She's active, plays daily, very vocal.
Lives indoors primarily. But is outdoors numerous times daily . Plays with our other dogs every day. Happy, Sweet, even temperament.
Any insight you can give me would be appreciated. Thank You.
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