I was rubbing Cinnamon after dinner and notice a growth on her lips in the fleshy part of her jowl on the inside. It hangs loose like a skin tag but it kind of rough. It is about the size of a pea. It hides inside her mouth most of the time. It is the same color as the interior of her flesh of her mouth.
I am trying to get a picture but I am home alone and she is not cooperating.
Of course she is going to the vet on Monday. In fact I may see if I can get her in tomorrow at the clinic I take her to that is open 7 days a week.
I am hoping it is nothing but who knows. If anyone has seen any thing similar I would appreciate knowing what you found out.
shadow got a few of those
it reminded me of a wart
one time she had one when she had a vet appt for something else
the vet squished it - then it was gone within a few days or so.
he told us it was common for younger dogs
We "vet" at K-State's CVM Tchng Hospl.* Overall, I've been generally pleased with the quality of service, the expertness of care, and the reasonableness of the fees.
One of the rare times that was an exception was when I took Puff (YF, AKC field line, 63 lbs., dob: 8-'01) in for some other problem and we saw a new young male vet we'd never seen before.* Puff had 3-4 small papillomas on her lips on one side -- the largest, as I recall, was about half the size of the eraser on the usual #2 lead pencil.*
This vet, possibly practicing his skill for when he was in private practice?, suggested I make an appointment to have them surgically removed.
BUT I'd previously read G&C which had advised if they DO NOT remit spontaneously in 6-12 weeks they can be surgically removed.* However, as the dog's immune system gets stronger, it usually overcomes the virus that causes them.
I declined his offer and they did go away.
Without G&C, I would have made the appointment, subjected Puff to unneeded surgery, and me to FAR more expense than the $25 (US) + S&H the book cost from Amazon.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
That book has paid for itself when I had to treat Oona for a sprained hock rather than take a trip to the vet. Plus when the vet asked me how I treated Oona's sprain he looked at me as if I were a genius from my response. ;D