Crusty Fast-Growing Mole-Like Growth on Dog's Leg
There is a growth on my dog's leg that I noticed on 5/24. The growth is hard and the top is crusty, and the sides are reddish/pink. It's raised up from the skin and top part has something that looks like an eye (think about pimple) and today it's kind of flaky.
When you look at the side, it's like I can almost take it off. I took two pictures, one shows the top view, one of the side view.
One thing I did notice is that when he climbs the stairs, he stops on the right paw to pull him up (the growth is on the left leg).
The day before I noticed the growth he was at the vet getting the following shots:
Vaccine - Canine Bordetella
Pyrantel Pamoate 50 mg/ml
It started out half the size and I took him to the vet a week after 5/24 and I was told to really find out for sure we need to take a sample and that cost $80. The other option was to have the whole mass removed and I was planning on doing that by November when he is due for his dental cleaning.
I am not sure about this now since I have read some issues that for some growths like this if you remove, more might come.
Nothing has changed behavior wise and if I press the area he doesn't even react. I think he reacts more to me twisting his leg around so I can see the growth.
Is it a good idea to have this thing removed?
It's not really affecting him and my only worry is that whether it's cancerous or not. So far I don't think it really bothers him.
to ask our veterinarians a question but haven't subscribed to My
Online Vet? Click
here to learn
how or click here to go back to the Ask a Vet Online Library of questions.
Want monthly "News You Can Use"
and important Organic Pet Digest new content updates? Click
here to sign up for our FREE Dog Care Monthly
Do you believe in holistic pet care? If so, please tell your friends about us with a Facebook like, Google +1 or via Twitter, Pinterest, email or good old fashioned word of mouth. Thank you for supporting our efforts!
For additional research, search for your topic...
Disclaimers: The information contained in this web site is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as nor should be relied upon as medical advice. Rather, it is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a pet owner/site visitor and his/her local veterinarian(s). Before you use any of the information provided in the site, you should seek the advice of a qualified professional.
In the spirit of full
disclosure, we wanted to let you know that we proudly support this
website through advertising and affiliate marketing. In other words,
when you click on a link that takes you outside of this website, we
often earn a small commission. These small commissions allow us to keep
the site up and running and to continue offering it completely free of
charge to you. Rest assured that all content, recommendations and
advice are created before, and are independent of, any sponsorship or
affiliate relationship. Click
for more info.