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Old 11-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Strange growth on my Lily

I found a rather large, hard lump on my Lily today. It is on the skin near her mouth. I have never seen one like this before..it is hard and painless, but it has tiny little scabs all over it and it bleeds easily...I will take her to the vet but has anyone seen anything like this before?? I am concerned..Thanks..
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It might be an abscessed tooth April, so ask the vet to be sure. That would be my first guess.
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Ru has had a small growth on her back for ages. I bleeds easily and gets scabby...it almost looks like a big wart. The vet didn't see any reason to remove it, but if Lily has the same thing, it could be irritated a lot because it is close to her mouth.

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It sounds like a wart also, but my dog's were older when they got them. I hope everything is OK.
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April - I have no idea. Can you post a photo of it? Hope it's nothing but definitely warrants a trip to the vet.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have no idea what it could be, but happy to hear that she's going to the vets. Let us know what the vet says.
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April, I hope it is nothing to worry about. Let us know what the vet says!
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Alvin had a place like that on his back too. It would get scabby too. The doctor wasn't concerned about it because it was on his back, said it was some kind of wart ( I can't remember exactly what he called it ). Like Sylvia said, being close to her mouth might make them want to do something about it though.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It might be an abscessed tooth April, so ask the vet to be sure. That would be my first guess.
She just had a dental, but I looked inside her mouth on that side and did not see any swelling. It seems to me that an abscess would be painful...and she is not in any discomfort.

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Ru has had a small growth on her back for ages. I bleeds easily and gets scabby...it almost looks like a big wart. The vet didn't see any reason to remove it, but if Lily has the same thing, it could be irritated a lot because it is close to her mouth.

Try not to worry.
Yes, what Lily has sounds similar..I remember you telling us about Ru..thanks, Sylvia.

UOTE=Furbabies mom;2081048]It sounds like a wart also, but my dog's were older when they got them. I hope everything is OK.[/QUOTE]Thanks..yes, she is only 3..I didn't know they could get warts.

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April - I have no idea. Can you post a photo of it? Hope it's nothing but definitely warrants a trip to the vet.
Thanks, Sue..I will try to take a pic...

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I have no idea what it could be, but happy to hear that she's going to the vets. Let us know what the vet says.
Thanks, Debbie..I will let ya'll know.

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April, I hope it is nothing to worry about. Let us know what the vet says!
Me, too..but it does not bother her..

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Alvin had a place like that on his back too. It would get scabby too. The doctor wasn't concerned about it because it was on his back, said it was some kind of wart ( I can't remember exactly what he called it ). Like Sylvia said, being close to her mouth might make them want to do something about it though.
Thanks, Laura..a wart does not sound too bad..but I will get her looked at
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Alex had something like a lump on his bottom lip. The vet did not want to do a biopsy because he said it is very painful and at the age Alex was unlikely to be cancer. It never got bigger and did never bothered him. If you did not look for it, you could not see it.
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