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Bump on Dogs Jaw (Pictures Inside)

Tristaj82
October 25th, 2010, 06:37 PM
It doesnt seem to hurt her but it's been there for about 2 months now and hasn't gone down. Anyone know what it could be or have any experience with them?

Tristaj82
October 25th, 2010, 06:46 PM
This is the best closeup I could get of it

Goldfields
October 25th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Tristaj82, I think you would be wise to let a vet take a look at that, just in case it's what our red cattle dog had, a mast cell tumour, although it's not as angry looking as hers. They are supposedly more common on red and golden dogs. Susie's didn't appear to be bothering her either and was situated on her back. We had it, along with a mammary tumour, removed.

hazelrunpack
October 25th, 2010, 10:40 PM
I agree, Tristaj82! If it's been there a couple of month now, it's definitely time to have it checked out by a vet. At the very least, you'll get some peace of mind if it turns out to be nothing. And if it's going to be trouble, best to find out what it is early!

rainbow
October 25th, 2010, 10:51 PM
I also agree ....it's definitely something that needs to be seen by your vet. Good luck and please post with an update. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

Tristaj82
October 28th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Thanks so much hazelrunpack, goldfields, and rainbow. Went to the vet today. From aspiration looks like basal cell tumor. Planning to get it excised sometime soon. Will be an unexpected expense ($500-$700) but she is worth it. Wish us luck!

hazelrunpack
October 28th, 2010, 11:31 PM
Whew! Glad you went in then! I hope the surgery goes well and her recovery goes smoothly! :goodvibes: Keep us updated on Fluffy's progress, please!

Goldfields
October 28th, 2010, 11:57 PM
That's good, sooner it is gone, the better. Wish you lots of luck and many more years with her.

Tristaj82
December 16th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Update guys:
I wanted to let you know Fluffy's histopath returned as a trichoblastoma. This is benign and arises from the hair germ of the developing follicle. It was completely excised.

Thanks for all your help!
Trista

Tristaj82
December 16th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Pictures after surgery

Goldfields
December 17th, 2010, 04:16 AM
Trista, great to see Fluffy looking so bright and unblemished now. I'd always worry with a thing like that that the dog might knock or scrape it , especially if it had continued to grow. Pats for your girl.

hazelrunpack
December 18th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Glad it turned out to be benign! She's looking great! Love the smile in that last pic! :D

rainbow
December 19th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Glad to hear you got the lump removed and that it was benign. :thumbs up

Beautiful girl. :lovestruck: