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My 13 yr old male chihauhau has flesh colored bumps and he

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My 13 yr old male chihauhau has flesh colored bumps and he is chewing at one near his leg
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: No wound
JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the dog's name?
Customer: "Mr. Westley"
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Customer: What is quoit we?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with Mr. Westley. Would you be able to upload a picture of his leg?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Unfortunately no. But it is a small round bump with no hair and is flesh colored.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Are u still there?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Ok, no problem. Is he taking any medications? Flea medicine?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Only Heartgard
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Ok, does it look red?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Is he licking the area?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
knowing it
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Knawing
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

Ok, thank you for the additional. It is hard to say what this may be, as older dogs can get many lumps.

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

If he has many of these lumps, some are benign growths that can get irritated over time. Other lumps look red and irritated because they ulcerate and get inflamed spontaeously. Certain growths, such as mast cell tumors, can do this. It would be prudent to get Mr. Westley examined by your vet so that a diagnosis can be made. Your vet would be able to tell you if it is a cancerous vs benign growth.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can I apply an Orc anti itch cream?
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

I tend to avoid creams on dogs, as they usually will just lick off the cream before it can be helpful. There are some topical sprays and powders that your vet my stock which could be a better formulation. Another helpful tool is an elizabethan collar, or e-collar, or cone of shame...this block the licking temporarily which can be very helpful to break the habit. Most dogs do not like wearing these collars, but they are very helpful temporarily.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok thank you I think we are done.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.

You're welcome. Please feel free to reach out if I can assist you further.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 9 months ago.
Hi,

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

Katie Volat

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