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A cone shaped skin growth about 2- mm at base 5-6mm depth on

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A cone shaped skin growth about 2- mm at base 5-6mm depth on the back
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 years ago.
Hello there,

Is the lump getting larger?

How long has it been there?

Is it hard or soft?

Does it move with the skin or seem attached to deeper tissues?

What color is the lump?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I notice it on Sat

It hasn't changed in size; not moveable; no drainage; color black (coat is black)



Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 years ago.
In a dog this age it could be a number of things. An oil gland cyst and several types of skin tumors are all possible in a dog this age. Some are benign and do not need treatment. Malignant tumors should be removed. If there is a cyst, it may be lanced and drained to get rid of it. Thick oily crud usually comes out. They are very common. To get a specific diagnosis you need to have your vet get a sample of it with a needle and examine it under the microscope.Fatty tumors are very common in older dogs but they are usually soft and movable. Most are not removed unless they get large. Warts are also very common but are not usually cone-shaped.
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