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Old 02-06-2018, 08:50 PM
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My 12.5 year old boxer hound mix has what we presumed to be a skin tag under her muzzle (chin area). Itís grown for the past two years. She has an upcoming checkup anyway but I wanted to do some research as itís starting to change color from black to light pink. Anyone experience similar? Hopefully benign growth?
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:30 PM
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That's a tumor that needs to be removed, and likely sent off to determine exactly what type it is. It could be (and likely is) harmless. Very. Common in older dogs.
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Question Wow.

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this may be a dumb Q, but given Ur dog's age, why hasn't she been seen by a vet in 2-years?

Senior dogs - any medium & up dog who's 7 or older, & any small dog who's reached 10 - should be seen every 6-mos.
That's how U catch treatable problems while they're still treatable.

I'd say that growth would very-likely have been removed, sampled, & its type [benign or not] have been determined 18-mos ago, if she was seen regularly - & at her advanced age, if she were mine, i'd definitely want her to be seen bi-annually.
Things such as kidney function, heart issues, respiratory problems, can all be addressed early, B4 they become life-threatening, & extend a dog's lifespan without sacrificing quality of life - IME.

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I'm with Terry on this one. If she were mine, it would have been diagnosed long ago. We had, or I should say, Samantha had a very small, something growing just behind her right front leg, which I had been watching for a couple of months. It suddenly doubled in size, prompting a Vet visit the next day. Long story short, he removed it that day, biopsy showed benign cyst, its now gone, she is fine. She is nine years and gets a wellness check twice a year.
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