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Tail growth?

February 25th, 2013, 12:54 AM
I have noticed this growth on my dogs tail for a couple months now. I never thought anything of it, I just brushed it off thinking it was a small mat or something and had never really gotten around to brushing it because he hates that area of his tail being touched. Today I examined it more clearly and I realized that it was not a mat but some sort of growth. I am worried sick now and I am afraid it could be a tumor or cyst of some sort. My dog is my best friend and I have had him for over half of my life. He is almost eight years old and has regular Vet check ups and is an incredibly healthy dog. I just don't want anything to happen to him and I want to know if I should get this checked out by a Vet. And to see what you all thought it was. Additional information: it is sensitive to the touch and I have seen him frequently scratching and chewing that area of the tail.

February 25th, 2013, 07:09 AM
Hi There!

Don't leave anything to chance. I'd get it checked out by a vet. Probably nothing, but not doing anything would be worrisome for you.

Good luck - it's probably nothing.


February 25th, 2013, 09:51 AM
Thank you, I am going to set up a vet appointment for as soon as possible. However i am curious, what do you think it is?

February 25th, 2013, 10:16 AM
I'm with Chris - vet time.

It's hard to see details (I don't even know where to look...) in this image...but often, even when we think the worst, it can be something simple like a bad ingrown hair, something benign etc.

Fingers crossed for you and please update us after u see the vet! :fingerscr :goodvibes:

February 25th, 2013, 11:07 AM
I think someone posted thread about their dog having a nail growing in their dog's tail . Is it the grown hard like a toe nail?

I did find a lot of web sites about dogs having nails growing in the dog tail.

February 25th, 2013, 07:43 PM
Marko, it's the bump at the bottom of his tail on the picture.
And barkingdog, I saw that. But it is nothing like that. It's round and is about the size of nickel maybe even bigger. I will keep you all updated thank you for your opinions and help it is greatly appreciated.