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where are the lesions?
There is one on her nose and two on her back and one on her side.
i don't know of a skin herpes that dogs get
have you submitted any of them for pathology?
Yes, my Vet sent a sample to a lab here in Mexico and it came back
i have never heard of that, especially not in the mucosa
did a pathologist read the tissue sample?
Sorry, I have no idea. Should I have re tested by another Vet?
i would have one removed (maybe punch biopsy with local numbing) since your dog is very old
and sent to a veterinary pathologist
if it is mast cell tumor, i would not burn it
other rule outs would be round cell tumor, mast cell, benign skin lesions, papillomas, etc
can you upload a picture?
Many thanks for your suggestions. Sorry, don't know how to upload a picture.
to get the real story a pathologist needs to read it
you can aspirate some cells and check on a microscope, but a biopsy is better
I thought a pathologist did read it as my vet took a biopsy and it came
back as herpes.
hmm. that is totally weird. I don't know of any skin lesions caused by herpes in an adult dog
who said they were tumors?
Hey, I am in Mexico and have had Blanca seen by two Vets. One says
tumors and the other said herpes. ?????
and both sent off biopsies?
No, only the last one. Perhaps I should have her retested by yet another
i would have it redone if it isn't too risky
herpes usually cant be cured; stays in the body forever, like in humans, just goes dormant
are the lesions bothering her?
They bleed at times especially the one on her nose as she rubs it and the
and he thinks burning it will resolve it?
on on her back just seems to bleed once in a while as it erupts.
I guess. But if you think that is not advisable.
i would verify what it is first. obviously, i can't see it because we are on here; if they have a laser, then burning it may be beneficial
Okay, you have been very helpful. I will have her retested.
let me know if you need more help
youre taking good care of your older lady :)
Great, will do. Of course we love our elders.
Thank you once again.
welcome. hope it helped