Is This Bleeding Growth a Dog Wart or Cancer?
My 12 yr 11 mo old male standard poodle had been very healthy (except for some chronic liver disease -- now on denamarin) until a few months ago when he lost a lot of weight and was very weak/wobbly. He has started gaining back weight by eating Fromm's gold senior and prescription diet a/d and is also on a low dose of prednisone.
Also in the past few months this growth starting growing on his head, a little above his ear -- it's been this size for about a month but in the last week it has started to ooze a little blood. It doesn't bother him -- or me (except that I am now a little more careful when I pet him on that side of his head).
He is seeing a vet fairly often because of the lack of a diagnosis for weight loss (cbc and physical exam were all normal)but this vet is very expensive so before asking about this, I thought I would check with you whether this is just a wart or something to be concerned about, e.g., cancer.
FYI, he does have a number of lipomas mostly on his under side.
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