Skin-Colored Growth In Dog's Ear
by Greg Leach
(Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA)
Inside of ear. growth right in the center of the picture.
My dog Joker has had ear problems his entire life: Ear allergies, wax build up etc. But last night when giving him his ear cleaning treatment, I came across something that I have not seen before.
There is a growth in his ear. I am not sure what it is. It feels like it is filled with fluid. It is only in one ear. It is on the inside of his ear and is visible. It is not very sensitive to him, but if I press on it hard enough it obviously bothers him.
He has been scratching at his ears lately. It is not a different color than the other skin in his ear. It is located right in the center of his ear.
Joker is an 8 year old Boxer/Pit Mix.
I am not sure whether this is a tumor, or some kind of infection?
What are the options/costs involved with treating this type of thing? Is this common? Is this something I should take him to the vet for?
If this is a tumor, is it likely that he is going to have more? How fast does this type of thing spread if it is some kind of dog cancer? Is it curable.
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