(Closed) Any vet techs around?? Looking for opinions before our vet appt this afternoon

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My Darling Husband is almost finished with vet school! He said that it’s hard to say without looking at it, but it’s probably a fatty tumor (a nonscary one) that can be easily removed. They can send it off to the lab to see if there is anything irregular about it. The vet might recommend chest x-rays to double check that nothing has spread. It’s probably just irritated though from the puppy! He thinks your baby should be fine ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Like the PP said, hard to say without having it seen and doing a fine needle aspirate and/or impression smear to look at the cells on/in it. A growth on a dog could be a lot of things, including a lipoma/fatty tumor. It could be a sebaceous cyst, skin tag, or a more worrysome growth like a mast cell tumor. It is probably infected from the puppy licking it. Depending on how big it is and what they see under the microscope will determine if she needs to be put under. If it’s something where they would have to make a decent sized incision or something like a lipoma or a mast cell tumor where they have to get good margins around the growth it will be best for her to be under general anesthesia. If it’s just a skin tag they may be able to just use sedation. 

Don’t google it, you will just freak yourself out. Best bet is just to get her in and have it checked and go from there! 

๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck let us know what happens! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

PS in the meantime keep the new pup away from it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

What did the vet end up saying? Hopefully good news for your pup!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Putting bitter apple spray around it should prevent the puppy from licking it.  Or the vet can give you some drops to put around the area, (when our dog was spayed many years ago, they gave us drops…think they were called obtundia or something like that) so you don’t have to try to put a diaper on the dog.  lol…I think that would just make the puppy MORE interested, ’cause now he’s got a diaper to tear apart.

What did they vet say?  Hope it was good news!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It would be weird to see a lipoma that near to the rectum especially if it was previously described as a mole. I would def take him to your regular dvm and have him take a look and run diagnostics.

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