Growth on Belly of my Golden Retriever Puppy
by Stephanie B.
My 18 month golden retriever puppy has a growth on her lower belly that is concerning me. Our vet is VERY expensive and I wanted to see if we should take her immediately.
We first noticed the growth on July 15th, 2014. It was very small at the time. It look like a inflamed nipple. That's what we thought it was until we realized her nipple was actually about half an inch from the growth. It has increased in size in the past month and a half. It does not seem to bother her.
The growth is round and raised. It is like there is a pink "doughnut" of skin with blood vessels around the outside of a center that is turning white, but turning black. It is solid and not squishy. I can pinch the skin around it and it feels like it is just growing on the skin, not like there is any lump under it below the skin.
It is now the size of quarter.
Any idea what this could be? Should we take her to the vet to be examined? We originally thought it was a scab that would go away but it is clear that it is continuing to grow.
Photos Attached. Thanks!!
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