Any idea what this is *pic attached*

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pinkunicorn20 Sat 08-Sep-18 21:00:55

Hi, my 23 week staffie had a small blister appear on her leg a week ago, have her booked into the vets Monday as over the last few days it doubled in size. It doesn't appear to be causing her any discomfort and she's letting me clean it with cooled boiled water.

She's wearing a cone to prevent licking it and to keep it clean.

Pic attached is how it looks today

Thanks in advance for any responses

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Icklepup Sun 09-Sep-18 11:12:14

I don't know just wanted to say hope all goes well at the vets.

Vallahalagonebutnotforgotten Sun 09-Sep-18 11:49:34

I am no vet so could be talking absolute bollocks! But young dogs can get histiocytoma which are benign growths that tend to go away on their own after a few months.

I think they are quite common in bull breeds. I would not worry but you are right to check it out with the vet tomorrow

pinkunicorn20 Sun 09-Sep-18 14:08:13

Thanks for the well wishes and the advice. I thought histiocytoma after a brief search, but then the search returned mass cell and other scary results so quickly backed away from google!

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TheCrowFromBelow Sun 09-Sep-18 14:12:48

My dog has had a few lumps which turned out to be 2 benign hystiocytoma and also an infection around a blackthorn or something.
We had them all removed as he wouldn’t leave them alone.
Good luck, hope the appointment sheds a bit more light on it and try to stay away from Google smile I know it’s worrying though flowers

Floralnomad Sun 09-Sep-18 16:33:13

My dog had similar and it was a histiocytoma , we had it removed with minimal issues .

pinkunicorn20 Mon 10-Sep-18 18:31:53

Quick pupdate

Vet thinks it is histiocytoma and has taken biopsies to be tested.
Was advised it could regress on its own but if it bothering her, upon confirmation of histiocytoma they can remove it surgically.

Of course no guarantee it's that but nothing is 100% until it's checked.
I am feeling very relieved, thank you everyone who posted

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Vallahalagonebutnotforgotten Mon 10-Sep-18 18:57:46

Good new Pinkunicorn smile

Vallahalagonebutnotforgotten Mon 10-Sep-18 18:57:59


katseyes7 Mon 10-Sep-18 18:59:17

One of my border collies had a few mast cell tumours. All benign.

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