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Bumps and Lumps on a Dog?

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August 7, 2020

Hello my dog is a 4 year old Golden Retriever. He has little bumps of creamy white colour and black on his head. There is also loss of hair from that portion of his head.

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It's been about 2 weeks and I am giving aloe vera gel in that portion for recovery. Can you tell what is the problem?

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August 7, 20200 found this helpful
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It is actually very hard to diagnose the problem with the dog. The vet is the one who can run the tests and tell you if this is an allergic reaction to food, a growth, or another health issue. I would like to suggest that you take the dog to the vet and have him checked out as soon as possible. Food can cause the reaction you are describing here, so can heat, stress, or other things around the neighborhood when he goes out fo a walk. This could also be a form of cancer bump that needs to be treated. In order to feel good about all of this, it will be necessary for you to take the dog to the vet and have them looked at.

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July 6, 2020

Anyone recognize what kind of bump this is?


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July 7, 20200 found this helpful
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I know exactly what that is. I found one on my dog behind ears.
That is a burrowing mite, the white pointed triangular spot beside has hatched. I had a very difficult time getting rid of them.
Please visit a vet. They can scrap it and determine what kind.

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June 8, 2020

I recently noticed this pink bump on my puppy's leg. I have no previous experience owning a puppy and I am not sure what this is. Could someone please help give me an idea of what this might be?

Any help is great. Thanks!

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June 9, 20200 found this helpful
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Dogs can get the same infections and skin problems as we can. In a way, this looks like a leg ulcer. Other than this it is some sort of growth on the puppy's leg where the hair has started to grow out of it. I have never taken things like this lightly because I had one dog that used to get these types of growths all the time and I always had them removed. In the end she ended up with cancer and I had to put her to sleep. Taking them off if the vet feels it is necessary saved her life many times over and allowed me to keep her longer. I would go to see your vet and consult them. They are basically the only ones who actually knows if this is dangerous for the dog or not. I know it is a bit of a problem right now to get to the vet but I would make an appointment and take the puppy. The puppy is very young to have growths like this on their body and it can be nothing at all or a problem with the food. Please take the puppy in to see the vet or the next time you go to get your puppy shots talk to the vet about this one.

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She has had it for 2 weeks now. Does anyone know what it could be?


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December 19, 20170 found this helpful
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It looks red and infected what ever it is. This could be a number of problems from tumor, to a thorn getting embedded under the dog's skin. I think it is a good idea to seek the advice of a vet. You can clean this with a cotton ball dipped in hydrogen peroxide.

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December 27, 20170 found this helpful
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Different things bite dogs like they do us. This seems like a bit that is on the dog that they have irritated. To be safe I'd take the dog to the vet to have it checked out. There could be something under the skin that needs to be removed.

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January 4, 2020

My dog has a red bump and I am concerned. There is hair growing out of it and it's probably half the size of a penny. Can you please tell me what it is he has on the side of him?


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January 5, 20200 found this helpful
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Ouchies! This looks very sore. I wonder if he has either an allergic reaction to a bite (flea/tick/spider) or a hot spot from something he ate or touched.

When in doubt, check it out. Please have the vet look at this as soon as possible. It looks infected, so the sooner the better.

They can give you the best treatment options. Some vets (I am fortunate mine does) offer some tele-medicine services where we can email a photo and they will look at it and say bring him in or looks like X come get Y (prescription).

They only do this for established patients and most time the only charge is the meds. They charged a visit fee once, maybe twice, when we had to go back and forth several times via email AND phone.

Either way, best to be safe and get this taken care of before the pup gets worse.

Post back with an update! Prayers for healing.

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January 7, 20200 found this helpful
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I havent seen anything quite like that. It is hard to say if it is just a small infection or cancer. Only a Vet can really tell you. Dont wait. A little time can make a big difference if it is malignant.

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December 28, 2019

My dog is just 1 year old. She is half Lab and half Springer. This has appeared just last week and she won't let us near it and runs away when we go to touch it.

Does anyone know what it could be?

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December 29, 20190 found this helpful
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This looks very strange and where it is I would have it looked at. There are many reason bumps or even lumps appear on animals. They get cancer just like we do. To be safe have the vet look at this for you.

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December 29, 20190 found this helpful
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Could be a tick. Does your vet do tele health where you can face time or email a photo? If so, and that is what it is, they can tell you how to remove it. If it is just a boo boo, they can tell you that too. They may want to do a needle biopsy. So long story short, this needs the vet to check it out. Post back with an update. Prayers for healing.

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December 22, 2019

My 12 year old old Lab/Pit has these cluster of bumps.


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December 23, 20190 found this helpful
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Usually lumps and bumps on dogs are nothing, but we ALWAYS have them checked out immediately. The importance of this was present recently when my sister dog had a new lump that popped up seemingly overnight.

We took her right to the vet and learned she had a very aggressive (and rare) salivary gland cancer that if not removed could have killed her in a matter of months (or less).

It was removed with clean margins and, while nothing is guaranteed, the vets think she will make a full recovery. Had it not been caught in time...well, I don't even want to think about it, as she is my mother's trusted companion and my sweet fur sister.

Prayers for healing! Post back with an update on your fur baby!!!

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December 23, 20190 found this helpful
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The age of your dog has a factor when bumps are found on the dog. These bumps could be nothing at all or could be small growths that need to be removed. It is very hard to say one way or the other I would go to see the vet and see what they had to say. It is always better to be safe than sorry. My dog has some on her stomach and on her tits that had to be removed.

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October 24, 2017

I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some ideas as to what this black lump could be. It is growing on a German Shepherd's right front leg and seems to be painful if touched.


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October 24, 20170 found this helpful
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The dog's lump could be a wart. However, the area around this lump looks red. This bothers me a great deal. I believe whatever it is, it's infected and irritated.

Unfortunately, nobody here is a vet and we can't diagnose the dog from a photo. There are other reasons for this lump such as a histiocytoma or a mast cell tumor. I would personally suggest that you take the dog to the vet to look at this. The red area around the lump concerns me. Normally read around a wound like this indicates some sort of infection.

For your dog's health and safety, I would recommend you take the dog to the vet to have this looked at. I personally don't think you can treat this yourself at home because of the red area around the lump.

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My dog has had this since we got him and he is now 9, however it has only started to grow to this size in the last year. He doesn't appear to be in pain and doesn't take much notice of it either. I have booked an appointment at the vet's, however I would like to hear your opinions on what this might be as it is very concerning.
Thanks for taking time out of your day to read this.


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May 26, 2016

My dog, Nevaeh, is a blue nose Pit mix. She's 1 and a half years old. She has had a strange bump appear on the right side of her upper chest. It is now a month later and it is still there.

It is now the size of a nickel and red with a black scab. It seems painless and has not grown since it reached the size it currently is. What should I do?

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May 27, 20160 found this helpful
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Please take your dog to your vet immediately as the bump may be cancerous. The sooner the vet can check the bump and provide treatment, the better! Further delay in treatment can be more expensive and dangerous to your dog.

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February 23, 2014

I have a female English Bull Terrier/Staffi, which is 3 years old. I noticed while stroking her belly, she has multiple weird black/dark lumps, around the size of a small bead. These are located around her belly and her sides. We go for a walk around once a fortnight as I'm quite ill at the moment, but we try give her as much exercise as possible, our walks consist of walking along the beach onto a field where she gets let off the leash so she can run freely. The spots have been there for maybe around 3 weeks.

As I'm quite low on money because of Christmas, I would be deeply upset if something was seriously wrong, the spots are making me very concerned about my pet as she's been a part of my family since she was a pup.

By Jodi H.

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February 24, 20140 found this helpful
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Call your local Humane society for low cost Vet care. Most offer it, or know where you can find it.

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August 16, 2016

I saw this thing on my dog and I can't decide if it's a mole or something more serious, does anyone have any insight?


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February 27, 20170 found this helpful
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Obviously it is best to get it checked out with the vet. It looks like it could be some sort of growth or a skin tag

here's a useful article: "Many dogs and cats have lumps and bumps, and not all of these masses are malignant (cancerous) tumors. In fact, most tumors are benign (not cancer). So if you find a lump while petting your dog, or your vet finds one during a physical exam, don't just monitor it."

www.dogcancerblog.com/.../

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November 14, 2020

My dog lady has a lump with a scab like thing on top of it. She ran away awhile back and got into some foxtails, and I'm thinking maybe that is where it is?

But I just wanted to see others opinions before I make vet app!

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November 1, 2020

What is this bump?


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