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Dog has a small bluish growth on lower lip

by Eric
(Boston, MA)

There is a small bluish growth on my dogs lower lip. Is it acne, a wart, or something worse? Thanks

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Mar 26, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Dog has a small bluish growth on lower lip
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Eric,
From the photo, I can see that your dog is young, probably 7-8 months of age. The 'bluish' growth, located in the pigmented portion of the lip is NOT canine acne, and I doubt that it is anything malignant, considering your dog's young age.

I cannot tell you exactly WHAT it is, without seeing it in 'person', feeling of it, and examining it more closely.

It may be your dog's response to a vaccine that was giving a few weeks ago. It may be a small wound that has closed over.

In any case, if you are able to measure how big it is now (the diameter) and monitor if it grows over the next 3-4 weeks, then I would advise seeking the help of a holistic veterinarian.

In 3-4 weeks if it goes away, problem solved!

In the meantime, making sure you are doing everything to improve your dog's health would be of the utmost importance! NO DRY DOG food. Check out our page on some of the best dog food options and consider a RAW diet for your dog. Or at least a canned plus raw diet.

NO more vaccinations until you see what is going on with this growth. A vaccine may have stimulated this to appear in the first place.

Natural Flea and Tick prevention, NO TOXINS! See our page on Natural Flea/Tick prevention.

Consider an immune stimulant, such as Missing Link to add to his food.

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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DISCLAIMER: This educational advice is based on the depth of your question and the picture you submitted. The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.

Related Pages:
- Dog Warts,
- Dog Skin Conditions,
- Ask a Vet Online Library - Dog Warts, Cysts and Strange Growths Section

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