Two papillomas or cysts on dog's chest and belly are changing color and growing
(San Gabriel, California )
first bump taken on 9/2012
My 7 year old fixed male Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian mix has two growths on his chest/belly. I have brought him to two different local vets and was advised it was either a papillomas or cyst and was told to monitor it.
The first one surfaced about over 2 years ago and is about 1 cm. It is soft to the touch and I can move it around. It is located on the lower right side of his belly. I have been taking pictures of his bumps once a month and this time I noticed the bump changing in color. There seems to be some grayish color on it.
The second one surfaced about 5 months ago and it is about ½ cm. It is hard to the touch but it has not grown for the past couple of months. It is located on his chest under his right arm.
Earlier this year (February 2012), he had his teeth cleaned and a blood panel/organ test performed. The results all came back fine. He eats and acts very normal. I have always fed him holistic food and recently switched him to raw diet (Stella and Chewy). Recently, as a supplement I also give him fish oil, spirulina, Taurine, and L-Carnitine.
Please advise if I need to have his bumps removed. The reason why I am hesitant is because I do not want to put him under again and so far the vets I have seen all give me such short explanations which leave me more confused. Thank you for all your help.
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