Skin Growth Above Dog's Eye
by Joshua K.
(Jersey City, NJ, USA)
We noticed a growth above our dog's eye about 10 days ago. It looks like a classic dog wart, with a caulifower-like texture and appearance. It has grown over the past 7 days, however, pretty rapidly.
It is now about 2mm wide with a distinctive stem at the base of it. It still doesn't effect her vision or touch her eye and she doesn't seem bothered by it, but we are concerned about the growth rate.
Attached are two pictures of the growth. Should we be rushing to the vet? Or should we try a more holistic remedy? We have heard a couple of things, such as applying castor oil or tying a thing string around the stem.
We have had Zena in our family since January of this year. She is originally from a shelter in West Virginia, and is now living with us in Jersey City, NJ. She has had some minor health issues (including an eye infection that she got from our local dog run).
She is a mutt -- we believe she might be part Catahoula Leopard Dog, and we have also heard Australian Shepard, Fox Terrier, and Greyhound. We believe she is about 2.5 years old, although our vet thinks she might be younger (based on her teeth).
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