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Dog with growth on their snout on the side of their nose that

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Dog with growth on their snout on the side of their nose that looks like a raspberry?? Vet started on antibiotics but has no idea what they're treating???
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.

Hello,
I am sorry to hear about this concern. your veterinarian may be thinking it is some type of hypersensitivity reaction like a insect bite or sting or a possible infection. However, it is possibly a small growth like a mast cell tumor. Therefore, if it does not respond to the antibiotics, your veterinarian may recommend a fine needle aspiration or biopsy test.

Fine-needle aspirate test is performed usually without anesthesia and is very quick. Your veterinarian takes a few needle samples from the lump (the needle is no larger than the needle used to give vaccines). The sample is smeared on to microscope slides and submitted to the laboratory. It is not always as definitive as a biopsy (this is a full tissue sample), but often it can yield enough information to help guide you and your vet as to whether a biopsy is needed, or if surgery should be performed.

It may also be beneficial to ask the veterinarian for a topical antibiotic/steroid cream to see if helpful as well.

Good Luck
Dr. Andy

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Would any of those you mention literally look like a raspberry? It really looks like a papiloma, except it's red in color.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
yes, there are a few tumors that can look like a raspberry.
That would include concerns like a mast cell tumor, which is cancerous, or a histiocytoma, which is a benign growth. Another consideration is a benign hemangioma.

It is the red color that is just a bit more concerning, but that can also be caused by inflammation.

Dr. Andy


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Dr. Andy, Medical Director
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 28243
Experience: UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
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Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Dr. Andy,

thank you so much for the follow up; no further results at this time, will update when there are.

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