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Rash/lump on chihuahuas' belly

stephanier
May 17th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Hello! My five-year-old chihuahua, Margie, has this lump/rash/bruise-type thing on her belly. I noticed the slight discoloration a couple of days ago and the lump last night. She hasn't changed dog food, been around any new dogs, or been outside anywhere different than usual. While she has been licking around the area, it doesn't seem to be bothering her more than slight irritation. Any ideas what it could be?


http://i.imgur.com/Qnojx.jpg

marko
May 18th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Welcome to the forum stephanier!

My first guesses might be the beginnings of a bruise or an insect bite of some kind. anyone else?

Goldfields
May 18th, 2012, 12:30 PM
My first thought was an insect bite too, Marko. Although ... with the way the skin is I'd even suspect a ringworm. Either way, a dab of tincture of iodine mightn't hurt?

MaxaLisa
May 18th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Is she spayed?

hazelrunpack
May 18th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Any lump near or around the nipple line should be seen by a vet as soon as you can get her in, stephanier. Hope it's nothing serious! :goodvibes: