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Old December 9th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Betsy Ross Betsy Ross is offline
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Skin Growth Looks Like a Worm

We have a 6 mo jack russel/pug. She had a small growth that looked like a worm about 1/8" long protruding from the base of her tail. It disappeared after a week or so. We just noticed anothe similar growth on the front of her neck. It looks like a small 1/4" long hairless worm sticking straight out of her skin. She does not seem to be bothered at all by it other than when we separate her hair to examine it. What is it?
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Old December 9th, 2006, 10:50 PM
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It could be acne, it could be an infected hair follicle, it could be a skin tag...it could be a malignant growth, it could be a lot of things. Personally, I don't mess about with growths and lumps ~ I'd head off to the Vet. Let us know what happens with your Vet check.
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Old December 10th, 2006, 12:25 AM
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I agree.....any growth needs to be checked out by a vet. Please take her to your vet and post with an update.

BTW, welcome to the forum and we would love to see pics of your girl.
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