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Skin lump.....

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by bev06868, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. bev06868

    bev06868 New Member Registered

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    Hi
    I have recently noticed a small lump on my dogs back with a head on it ..he is 6 in September. ...
    I have attached a photo..second is closer up ..he isn't bothered by it and it is movable. .
    Anyone have any advice on what it may be and do I need to go to the vets
    Thanks in anticipation..
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  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    Yes, you do need to see your vet, because a forum can't replace a proper diagnosis from a qualified vet. Others may have seen something similar, but similar-looking lumps can have different underlying cause.

    Do let us know what the vet says - I hope your dog is fine and that it's something harmless:)
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Seconded for seeing your vet. I am quite cautious over lumps and bumps, always best to get them properly checked.
     
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  4. bev06868

    bev06868 New Member Registered

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    thanks i have got him booked in for friday....
     
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    leashedForLife Well-Known Member Registered

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    Please do let us know what the vet says? - it resembles a bot-fly larva, but i'm in the USA, so i have no idea if that's similar to an endemic pest where U live. :(
    Bot-flies are horrid, & there are also larger parasitic larvae, such as warble-grubs, that make truly-grotesque lumps in their host's skin.

    Botfly - Wikipedia

    - terry

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  6. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    I hope all goes well.
     
  7. bev06868

    bev06868 New Member Registered

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    Hi everyone
    It was a harmless cyst caused by a blocked hair follicle..thanks for your concern..x
     
  8. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    I've very pleased to hear that:)
     
  9. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Glad it wasn’t serious! :)
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    Glad it's all okay, but be sre to contact your vet if you see something new...
     
  11. Caro Perry

    Caro Perry Well-Known Member Registered

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    Oh good news! Thanks for letting us know :)
     
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