How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 27965
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
55012488
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Goleo is a six year old German Shepherd police K9 who we

Customer Question

Goleo is a six year old German Shepherd police K9 who we acquired when Goleo was two years old. Goleo is in excellent health. The police K9 veterinary diagnosed a small growth as a wart which located on his inner thigh close to his penis. We have pictures of the growth which we can send and would appreciate a second opinion.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the German shepherd's name?
Customer: Goleo
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Goleo?
Customer: Nothing else - very active and he is in great shape.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I would very much like to see this "wart". You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Did you receive the picture of K9 Goleo's wart?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I haven't, no. Can you try again, please?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Let us try again.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Thank you. Give me a moment to take a look, please...

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

This looks like a nipple. Is there another one on the other side of Goleo? If not, it's a very benign-looking growth of no concern.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Just on one side. As a matter of fact, another small growth developed next to the original one - same type in texture.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Thank you. Observation without treatment is reasonable. This is a benign growth. It won't respond to conservative treatment. It would need to be surgically excised if it grew at an alarming rate (doubled in size within a few months, e.g.), or bothered Goleo or you. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin