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My male dog has an inflamed nipple kinda purple, His nipple

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My male dog has an inflamed nipple kinda purple
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: His nipple is inflamed just 1 and swollen looking
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Smiley
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Smiley?
Customer: No
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 22 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 22 days ago.

I am so sorry no one has assisted you tonight

I would be worried about a few different situations:

- The mammary gland had some type of trauma in which it is bruising and will subside with time but if it turns black please have Smiley seen
- A mammary tumor which can happen in fixed dogs, even male but less likely

You can try cool compresses in ten minute intervals and please keep him from licking if you are able as well to prevent further trauma and potentially an infection

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