Mast cell on my male beagles head
by MichaelRay Monaco
(Colton, CA, USA)
We noticed on July 12, 2010 that our male beagle had a small bump on his head. As the week went on we noticed it getting bigger and on Friday of that week we decided to take him into the vet.
The bump was raised and red and looked a lot bigger than when it had first popped up. The vet said it looked like a mast cell or histiocytosis and gave us some cream to put on it.
The cream he gave us is called Resortin, and he told us to check back with him in 2 weeks. We have been applying the Resortin twice daily for about 3 days now and the bump hasn't gone down at all. We have also been giving him 25mg of Benadryl twice a day.
Our female beagle was bitten by a kissing bug around the same time our male beagles bump popped up, so we are not sure if he may have gotten bit, or if its something totally different. He is also known to try and catch bees and wasps and all kinds of bugs, so he may have gotten stung or bit.
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