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Old 04-15-2007, 10:10 PM
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Default Dark soft wart-like growth on dogs skin

Recently (within the past three days) I saw that Maximus had a small scab on his back leg. I figured a branch stuck him, but did examine to make sure it wasn't a tick or anything. When I looked the scab looked like it was peeling off, so I left it. I could've sworn I saw it with no scab there and assumed it fell off, but maybe I'm crazy... I just didn't give it much thought.

Now today it looks like a tiny black growth about the size of a small corn kiblet (is that the right word?). It's soft and squishy and his pink skin looks darker pink/irritated around it.

I'm going to call the vet in the morning for an appointment, do you have any ideas? It's not bothering him, and he's not messing with it- but it's bothering the crap out of me!!

(It's always something, eh?)
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:18 PM
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oh my Angeleyes.......i hope Maximus is ok. I will be keeping my fingers crossed that it is nothing.
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:32 PM
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Thanks Bigcat... I feel like it never ends.

Here is a picture of the growth...
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:59 PM
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Poor Maximus! I hope its nothing serious and that your vet can take care of it!
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:41 AM
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the poor pet, please let us know what the vet says
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:07 AM
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That does look strange, Let us know what the vet says!!
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:13 AM
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Oh no poor baby! I wonder if this is another symptom of the allergies he's been having? I hope it clears up soon, let us know what the vet says!
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:31 PM
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Okay, the vet was closed today, but the vet tech who has been there for about 30 years answered the phone. He said that he'd open the doors to take a quick look at it.

Maximus is deathly afraid of this tech though (I think his appearance scares Maximus). So I braced myself that I had to make it like no big deal... and we did. When he first opened the door Maximus cowered and barked at him so I put my hand on his mouth and pushed his face to look at me and I said "relax". So I brought him right into the room, and picked him up onto the table saying "Good Boy!" and he shook the WHOLE time, but was okay.

Frankie, the vet tech squeezed the scab (thats what it ended up being) a little and saw that there was something small in the wound like a splinter or something similar. So he took the scab off, squeezed the object out and then put medicine and a soft cast on Maximus. Turns out there was just fluid surrounding the object and that's why it raised like a wart.

Maximus wasn't having the cast though- because he was kicking his leg since it didn't allow him to bend his knee. So we took it off and he put some ointment that dries up over the wound to protect it. So all and all it should be fine

At the end Maximus would normally kiss my vet like crazy "Yay! It's over! I was a good boy!". But with Frankie he went over and sniffed him gently "You're OKAY, but it doesn't mean I like you".
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First they came for the Pit Bulls and I did not speak out, because I did not have a Pit Bull.

Then they came for the German Shepherds and I did not speak out, because I did not have a German Shepherd.

Then they came for the Golden Retriever and I did not speak out, because I did not have a Golden Retriever.

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Old 04-16-2007, 12:38 PM
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Whew!! that is good that it was just a scab. And it was also cute that maximus was a good boy with frankie.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:45 PM
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Good news it's nothing serious!
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