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Old October 10th, 2004, 11:08 AM
Rottimom Rottimom is offline
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Bump on hind leg

My 2 year old rotti.shep started licking the rear of his right hind leg yesterday. When we inspected it closely there was a small hard bump and it appears that he's torn some of the hair out. He is licking it constantly..he is very obsessive when it comes to any sores etc. Neighbor thought it might have been a tick and maybe he got part of it off and now the rest is embedded inside. If so how dangerous is this for him?
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Old October 14th, 2004, 02:08 PM
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Sore getting bigger

Still don't know what this sore on his leg is although he is licking it a lot less. It appears to be bigger and is blackish in colour. (Healing?) His hair is growing back. Does anyone know of a cream or antibiotic ointment that might help but wouldn't harm him if he licks it? And what changes or symptoms should alarm me or might indicate infection? I'd appreciate any advice.
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Old October 14th, 2004, 03:12 PM
Lucky Rescue Lucky Rescue is offline
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If the lump is getting bigger I suggest you take him to the vet right away. Don't mean to be an alarmist, but lumps can be cancerous tumours and it's best to rule that out ASAP.
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Old October 14th, 2004, 05:00 PM
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My cat had a bump on his back and the cat did the same thing and pulled his hair out. I finally made him a appointment but it was too late. It turned out to be an abcese (sp) and it burst a 3 in. hole in his leg. So I would suggest if it is still growing to get him to the vet ASAP.
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Old October 14th, 2004, 05:30 PM
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Thank you both. Calling the vet now. Better safe than sorry.
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Old October 15th, 2004, 12:31 PM
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Smile

Just got back from vet. She was not concerned at all. Just a cut or abrasion that he is worsening with his licking. Well I feel better to rule out any bad possibilities. She didn't even charge me for the visit
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Old October 15th, 2004, 12:44 PM
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Good news! Now you don't have to wonder or worry.
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