SpotOnTM Case Study #X that Includes Your Dog’s Symptom(s)Case Study #X

Ask Our Vets < Back to Search Results< Back

Wart-Like Pink Lump on Dog's Leg

by Allan
(Australia)

Wart-Like Pink Lump on Dog's Leg - Photo 1

Wart-Like Pink Lump on Dog's Leg - Photo 1

Wart-Like Pink Lump on Dog's Leg - Photo 1
Wart-Like Pink Lump on Dog's Leg - Photo 2

My male black 8 year old pitbull mix has a pink lump on his upper left leg one inch below his armpit. It has a snake skin type look. It is round, raised and hard. It appeared a few days ago and doesn't seem to hurt him at all.


Is this cancer? Do I need to take him to the vet asap or wait a week or so to see if it goes away?

Thanks
Allan

Comments for Wart-Like Pink Lump on Dog's Leg

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 21, 2014
My Online Vet Response For: Wart-Like Pink Lump on Dog's Leg
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

April 20, 2014

Hi Allan,
From the photos you submitted of this pink lump on your male 8 year old pitbull's left front leg, it does not look like a malignant tumor. Although, as I am not able to determine how large it is from the photo, I am a bit concerned that it has attained this size in only a few days. Or perhaps, it has been there longer, but you only noticed it a few days ago?

It appears to be a benign wart, but other possibilities are histiocytoma or mast cell tumor. In holistic veterinary medicine, benign wart like growths can arise from the effects of vaccinations. If your dog has been vaccinated in the previous few months, then taking a *holistic* approach may be appropriate treatment.

The homeopathic remedy THUYA, (full name Thuja occidentalis), 12C or 30C can be given one time daily for 3 days. One pellet by mouth, 30 minutes before or after a meal.

Monitor this growth for 3-6 weeks. If it continues to rapidly grow, I advise that you seek the help of local holistic veterinarian to obtain a second opinion, in 'person'.

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

Please keep us posted by coming back to this page and clicking the 'click here to add your own comments' link below.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman


P.S. If you've found this service or our web site helpful, please "Like" us by clicking the like button at the top of the left margin. Thank you!


DISCLAIMER: The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.



Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask a Vet Online via My Online Vet (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED FOR NEW QUESTIONS).

This is the end of SpotOnTM Case Study #X for Your Symptom(s).End of Case Study #X

Ask Our Vets < Back to Search Results< Back

Want to ask our veterinarians a question but haven't subscribed to My Online Vet? Click here to learn how or click here to go back to the Ask a Vet Online Library of questions.

Want monthly "News You Can Use" and important Organic Pet Digest new content updates?  Click here to sign up for our FREE Dog Care Monthly newsletter.


Do you believe in holistic pet care?  If so, please tell your friends about us with a Facebook like, Google +1 or via Twitter, Pinterest, email or good old fashioned word of mouth. Thank you for supporting our efforts!

For additional research, search for your topic...



Disclaimers: The information contained in this web site is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as nor should be relied upon as medical advice. Rather, it is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a pet owner/site visitor and his/her local veterinarian(s). Before you use any of the information provided in the site, you should seek the advice of a qualified professional.

In the spirit of full disclosure, we wanted to let you know that we proudly support this website through advertising and affiliate marketing. In other words, when you click on a link that takes you outside of this website, we often earn a small commission. These small commissions allow us to keep the site up and running and to continue offering it completely free of charge to you. Rest assured that all content, recommendations and advice are created before, and are independent of, any sponsorship or affiliate relationship. Click here for more info.