I haven't had internet access for about a week now and am having trouble playing catch up with everything here.
Nellie has had a small what I call skin tag on her right leg near the elbow for about 2-3 months now. With all the dogs on the forum having problems I started to get paranoid especially since it has started to grow. Took her to the vet last week and he feels it is nothing. Said there is a 1 in 10,000 chance that it is malignant. He did say he could take a biopsy using a local anesthetic so I'm going to watch it and think on it for a little while.
I hope I'm not making a mistake.
I hope so too. Prayers for Miss Nellie!
Danie - when Max had his lump, they were able to do a needle extract, and looked under a microscope right there while I waited. Can you ask them is that's possible?
Brenda from Connecticut
Does it look like a pink wart? maddie had those and they grew and they were granulomas and the vet said not to worry
Prayers and good thoughts that it isn't anything serious.
You know your dog best, Danie. Go with your gut.
I hope it's nothing serious!
Murphy, Riley, and Piper
I have the lump king of the labrador world. Buddy has 2 that look like the pink warts. Had them checked and told to ignore them.
Hope Nellie's are not serious.
Hope it's nothing. Good thoughts for Miss Nellie. :-*
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Nikki 6 months
Danie, don't mess with this. Go back and insist on them doing a needle aspiration. It takes 2 minutes to do and the preliminary results should come back the next day.
I don't know if you saw my Frankie story, but right after he was neutered I felt a small skin tag just behind his upper left elbow. When he went to get his neuter stitches out, it had doubled/tripled in size so I asked the vet to check it and he immediately suspected either a harmless skin thing that usually goes away on it's own (forget the name, starts with an H), or a mast cell tumor. I was hoping it was the harmless thing and almost said "Nah, let's wait it out and see if it disappears on it's own". Dr. H. is the one who convinced me to check it out and not wait. The following day he called and said it was indeed a mast cell tumor and we scheduled surgery for the next week. THANK GOD, the biopsy came back as grade 1, which means the surgery more than likely cured him and we just have to watch closely for future growths. Dr. H. said because we found it so early and it was still so small, that was a big factor in the good results.Like I said, they should be able to do a needle aspiration which takes about 2 minutes. No anesthesia needed, they just poke the needle around in it and get a sample.He did say he could take a biopsy using a local anesthetic
Danie, I hope and pray it's nothing, but please have it checked again. For peace of mind if nothing else.
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
LIly had a growth much like what you are describing. It was located on the front right leg at the elbow. My vet immediately took a sample to check it after he removed it. It turned out to be fine. This was a great relief. Better to be on the safe side.
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