Growth hanging from dog's eyelid
(Dallas, TX, USA)
About a year ago I noticed a small bump hanging from my dog Linus's lower eyelid.. it looked like a sesame seed. The skin around his eyes is a blackish brown, same color as the growth.
Over time it has gotten bigger, but it seems to shoot off and now is a cluster and lays flat. The piece of skin that attaches it to his eyelid is literally like a thread...the actual growth is almost dangling from the thread like piece of skin.
Linus is around 7 years old, min pin/mix. I bought him from an add in the paper when he was about a puppy, never entirely sure about his exact age or breed - he's about the size of a jack russell.
I took him to the vet and she didn't seem at all concerned. She said when he has his teeth cleaned and is under GA they can take it off.
He had one slightly raised liver enzyme when he had blood work done so they gave me some meds and said they'd like to get that one enzyme back down. After I showed concerned about his liver enzyme she told me it was just the one that was raised and was literally only like 100 points above normal, and wasn't concerned about this either.
The growth gives him no pain. He will let me touch it...he doesn't bother with it either. He's has no change in behavior or his eating. He's as happy and playful as ever.
My concern is that I asked the vet what this could be and she just sort of blew it off... I asked her if he could just be sedated and given something local to numb it and take it off (the piece attaching it looks as though it could literally be snipped off with nail clippers). I'm concered she is trying to get me to put him under general anesthesia for something so minor.
Any idea on what this could be? Should I be concerned? Can this be removed locally? Anything I can do on my own?
Again, he is in no pain, and as happy as can be...I just worry that the vet may be giving me the run around.
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