Skin Growth on Dog's Neck
by Nina K
(Nashville, TN, USA)
Beagle's Neck Growth
I have an 8 year old beagle (neutered male) that has always been healthy and is a very active dog. About a couple of years ago we found a small bump on his neck, about a size of a small pea. The vet at the time didn't consider it alarming, recommended to keep eye on it, and take further actions if it starts to change.
He has had regular vet check-ups annually, and has always found healthy, and has always been kept up to date with the vaccinations. The bump was not originally caused by any kind of trauma (insect bites, dog bites, etc).
This spring there has been growth in this mass. It doesn't bother him (not itchy, bleeding). I tried to squeeze in order to see if anything comes out of it. Squeezing didn't bother the dog, and only a little bit blood came out as I broke the outermost skin layer. The growth is clearly on the outer layer of the skin, feels solid, and is not reaching to the deeper tissue layers.
I am going to get the fine needle aspiration done on this growth but meanwhile would like to know about the possibilities of what it could be.
Benign/malign tumor, papilloma, cyst...?
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