Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is he licking the growth?
2- Can you post a picture on this thread?
Yes. thank you.
I can't see the surface that well. But, it is not a smooth surface, correct?
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Friend, the growth that you are seeing appears to be a sebaceous gland adenoma. This is a very benign type of skin tumor in dogs. I don't believe that this is the cause for the lameness. Other possible causes are: A soft tissue (muscle, tendon or ligament) injury, a pinched nerve, etc.
This is not an emergency, he will be ok to wait until the morning for your family veterinarian to examine his leg and perform an orthopedic examination. Limit his physical activity to urinate and defecate on a leash. Do Not give over the counter pain killers as they will interfere with certain medications your vet may want to use tomorrow. He is going to be fine.
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