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Hello,

I am bran new here and we are at a loss for what to do about our dog. We have seen multiple vets in the tristate area andno one seems to have any clues or answers for us.

I am not soliciting medical advice, but hoping that maybe has experienced something similar and can help point us in the right direction.

We rescued our dog about three years ago as a puppy and since then she has developed all these lumps and sores. Some are larger than golf balls. We have taken her to multiple vets and around the state and outside. No one has any answers, all biopsies and tests showed no sign of cancer or anything conclusive. We have tried allergists and changing foods …nothing seems to help and the lumps keep on coming. My wife and I are at a loss. We aren’t sure what our next step should be.

She doesn’t seem in pain, but they do bother her and she does itch them spite us trying different creams and home made remedies, along with Benadryl and other prescribed drugs. She isn’t even three years old yet! Still full of energy, running and playing with the kids.

Any ideas or suggestions for where to go or what to do next would be greatly appreciated.

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OMG I have never seen a skin condition like that.
I have to say I agree a specialist is needed there's got to be some trigger you know that , we know that the problem is finding the trigger...
My dog doesn't have anything as severe as this but his allergy is freshly cut grass ..only fresh cut, at any other time he is fine but if the grass has been mowed within the last 24-hours he gets itchy.
I'm not offering that as a solution. I'm offering that as a clue that sometimes a trigger isn't clean cutter saying it's X y or z sometimes a trigger can be a particular combination or a particular moment that something happens.
We tracked down our dogs allergy by keeping a diary , we wrote down everything he ate and on every walk we wrote down where he been, what the conditions were like ,was it muddy ,was he in the water, was the grass freshly cut and that's when the pattern emerged...
I really hope that you find what the problem is because this is a terrible condition for a such a young dog to have.
 

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They look similar to, and aren't uncommon to young dogs, canine histiocytomas.They're typically noncancerous tumors. Though, they don't usually present like this. With that said, have any of these vets suggested a broad-spectrum genetic mutation/disease test? How's her immunology bloodwork?

Sending you both good vibes.
 

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I don't know, but have you been referred to a specialist?
Yes, we have seen two separate specialist and an allergist. They both have referred us to University of Pennsylvania ...it's a bit of a hike and we have a newborn as well ...so hoping to get an appointment soon.
 

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OMG I have never seen a skin condition like that.
I have to say I agree a specialist is needed there's got to be some trigger you know that , we know that the problem is finding the trigger...
My dog doesn't have anything as severe as this but his allergy is freshly cut grass ..only fresh cut, at any other time he is fine but if the grass has been mowed within the last 24-hours he gets itchy.
I'm not offering that as a solution. I'm offering that as a clue that sometimes a trigger isn't clean cutter saying it's X y or z sometimes a trigger can be a particular combination or a particular moment that something happens.
We tracked down our dogs allergy by keeping a diary , we wrote down everything he ate and on every walk we wrote down where he been, what the conditions were like ,was it muddy ,was he in the water, was the grass freshly cut and that's when the pattern emerged...
I really hope that you find what the problem is because this is a terrible condition for a such a young dog to have.
Thank you ...we have monitored and tried different foods ...she only eats dry dog food ...no table scraps or anything ...we do walk a good amount (4-6 miles a day). I will start keeping track of the different places we walk ...though mostly just paved paths (many through the woods).

Thanks for the ideas.
 

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That looks awful. Sometimes for a specialist you have to make an appointment months in advance. It doesn't hurt to call the contact person at the Univ. of Pennsylvania on Monday. Sometimes they're willing to take a look over Zoom or another conference platform.
 

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Never seen anything like that. Poor dog hope she'll get well soon!
 
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