Pink spot on/by dogs nose.

Pink spot on/by dogs nose.

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The Rotrex Kid

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24,598 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Just wondering if any of our resident vets/dog experts can give me their thoughts on this. Appeared a few weeks back on our Scotties nose, well next to it.

It’s definitely grown a bit but not hugely, she doesn’t seem to be in pain or uncomfortable and you can push on it and she’s not bothered. Some Googling suggests a ‘mast cell tumour’ and that it’s likely benign. Trip to the vets to be told the same or more worrying?

TIA


djc206

8,083 posts

92 months

Wednesday 9th June
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I guess that depends on your appetite for risk.

I’m guessing (and I’m not a vet) that they’d do a fine needle aspiration and have the sample sent off for analysis. One of our dogs had a similar but smaller thing on her eyelid so we had the FNA done but by the time the result came back it had grown a bit and I wasn’t in the mood for taking any chances given its proximity to her eye and the prospect of losing it so we had it removed. She’s right as rain now and a second lab report confirmed it was benign. You could view that as a waste of god knows how many £00’s of course but the bulk was covered by insurance.

Thevet

1,558 posts

200 months

Thursday 10th June
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Mast Cell Tumour.......they aren't usually benign!! But the similar histiocytoma is much less worrying as long as is can be removed or left with no issues.
The site of this lump is at best awkward, there may be some very good oncologist/surgeons who can deal with the physical aspect of the lump but not for regular vets IMHO
So, go get an opinion, probably with an FNA, which at least should give more info regarding malignancy.
We are now past a nasal histiocytoma and on to a strange mast cell tumour thingy on a tongue of one of ours.......

The Rotrex Kid

Original Poster:

24,598 posts

127 months

Wednesday 7th July
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As an update, went to see the vet, they thought it might be a sting or could be something more serious, hard to know.

Prescribed some drugs for a week to stop her itching it, over that week it pretty much doubled in size, went back and they tried to take an FNA sample which Daisy absolutely did not want.

Booked in again and yesterday she was under general anaesthetic and had a biopsy/lump removal. Results will be back this week hopefully.

I’ll update again when I can.

moorx

2,383 posts

81 months

Wednesday 7th July
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The Rotrex Kid said:
As an update, went to see the vet, they thought it might be a sting or could be something more serious, hard to know.

Prescribed some drugs for a week to stop her itching it, over that week it pretty much doubled in size, went back and they tried to take an FNA sample which Daisy absolutely did not want.

Booked in again and yesterday she was under general anaesthetic and had a biopsy/lump removal. Results will be back this week hopefully.

I’ll update again when I can.
Fingers crossed for you and Daisy.

The Rotrex Kid

Original Poster:

24,598 posts

127 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Cheers. She looks very, very annoyed in her cone of shame!



Fish eye makes it look massive rofl

djc206

8,083 posts

92 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Bless her, I hope it’s nothing.

We bought ours a soft cone from Amazon so that she could sleep a bit more comfortably with it on. Something like this

interstellar

1,797 posts

113 months

Wednesday 7th July
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The Rotrex Kid said:
Cheers. She looks very, very annoyed in her cone of shame!



Fish eye makes it look massive rofl
It does look massive. I reckon you can get sky sports on that !!!

Hope she is ok pal.

Lotobear

3,181 posts

95 months

Thursday 8th July
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Basil sends his best wishes and hopes that Daisy has a speedy recovery

The Rotrex Kid

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24,598 posts

127 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Results are in. It’s a round cell tumour and benign thumbup stitch will come out on Saturday and then hopefully it will go down over the next few months. Vet doesn’t seem overly worried.

interstellar

1,797 posts

113 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Excellent news . Good stuff!!

moorx

2,383 posts

81 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Great news!

garythesign

1,248 posts

55 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Glad to hear that

SS2.

13,368 posts

205 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Happy days thumbup

djc206

8,083 posts

92 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Great news, a massive relief I’m sure.