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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My Maltese has a pimple on his leg that has me concerned I

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My Maltese has a pimple on his leg that has me concerned I was just rubbing him down and I felt it on his front leg
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It looks exactly like a pimple when I squeeze it it turns red I did take a picture of it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is the photo
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the photo. The skin lesion appears to be a cyst rather than a pustule (pimple). There's likely to be clear fluid inside it typical of an apocrine sweat gland cyst. This has a very benign appearance. His vet can lance and deflate it. Surgical resection should be curative.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
You're welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok that's great
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I appreciate it!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin