Popsicle-shaped growth on dog's head
(Budd Lake, NJ , USA)
My nine year old beagle began developing this growth about a year and a half ago. It started off small and was smooth. It was shaped like a Popsicle and was flexible if you touched it.
Now, it has gotten considerably larger and has become lumpy and a deeper shade of pink. It is now about the size of a dime. It doesn't seem to bother her, but I am concerned that it may be cancerous because of the rate at which it is growing. When you touch or wash the area she does not show any signs of pain.
She has had skin conditions in the past. She was covered with crusty scaling about two years ago which the vet diagnosed as a grass allergy. Since we have changed her play area and kept her off grass as much as possible, the skin condition has disappeared.
She is in very good health otherwise and is up to date on all of her shots.
I'm worried about taking her to the groomer because I fear they will clip her growth and cause it to bleed, but she is due for a bath and trim.
Please let me know what you think this could be. I know older dogs tend to develop growths. I just want to make sure that my pup isn't in danger of being sick.
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