Join Date: May 2011
Location: CT, USA
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We went to the vet and they're not 100% sure what it is, but there was a scab and a clearly visible puncture underneath so we think it must be some kind of bite or sting. You know pups - they stick their noses everywhere. It was a big bump though, so whatever it was, it was a serious bug. So, she tried to do a needle aspiration, but it was solid (no fluid inside). We'll be cleaning it daily and she also gave us oral antibiotics. Hopefully, it will clear up in a couple days. We have his neuter scheduled for one week from today and if it isn't cleared up by then, they can work on it while he's under anesthesia.
I'm very relieved that it isn't cancer. The vet told me that it is very unlikely to find melanoma or other cancerous growths on pups. Whew!
Jessica & Rollie