I actually took him to the vet who told me that it was a "skin tag and it could get as big as a grapefruit." I was skeptical about that and decided to wait and see. Well, it did continue to grow and grow and about a year later it was as big as a lemon hanging on a stalk that would bounce when he would run. When it started to get damaged from bouncing around and bleed I took him for surgery. He was sedated and the cut was long and deep into the muscle. I was surprised. He healed up well. It has been about three years since and now I notice a 1/4 inch pink hanging skin tag on the other rear hind quarter.
He has not had any blood work done lately but I remember that the vet did do some blood work on him prior to the surgery before.
Thanks for your input.
Thanks for the feedback. I will take your advice and have the vet take a look. I see you have bully breed expertise. I rescued Charlie from a family who was going to have him put down at the age of three years. He is an un-neutered male and is dog aggressive. He is a wonderful pet for us but we keep him at home most of the time. I usually have the "mobile vet" come outside to my car to check on him so he doesn't start anything with other dogs. Would his age make a difference with the surgery at this point in the game? Will the blood work be required to do any surgery or skin tag removal?