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Since the lump is bothering Luna, we need to remove this lump even if it is benign.
I highly recommend contacting your regular vet about this. If it is really small, they may be able to remove it quickly with sedation and a local anesthetic.
I would definitely send the lump out for biopsy though, so we can diagnose the specific type of growth. This will help us plan if there is an additional treatment needed.
Yes, in most cases we do not remove small skin tags unless there is another reason to be under anesthesia. However, since she is indicating that the growth bothers her, we need to remove it or she will continue to traumatize her skin. It may mean that the lump is a malignancy such as a mast cell tumor. These can get itchy and inflamed at times.
Yes, I think it is important we remove it before it gets bigger. I would schedule an appointment for Friday or Monday. In the meantime, we can give her a dose of Benadryl and see if it is just inflamed, or if it is actually growing that rapidly. How much does she weigh?
Great, the 25mg diphenhydramine is perfect. You can give her 1 tablet every 8-12 hours. Unless you sign up for a subscription, it should only be a one time charge :)