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My Boston Terriers have acquired odd looking growths on them in the last six months. Doesn't seem to bother them but look like they may be a parasitic growth of some kind. Grows in different shapes like a fungus, no two alike. The first was on the tip of a nose, the second one on his head. None for awhile, and then my 15 year old had one on her side, and now another on her rectum. Today I found four small ones on the underside of a different BT. Another had one on his face which has disappeared. I have four Bostons. They remind me of a fungus growth you would find in the woods, are very soft, and mostly white in color. The largest was 1/2" high, width of a small knitting needle. Spongy like a mushroom. I removed one and it left a raw spot on the dogs skin, but there was no bleeding. Healed up quickly. My dogs are kept worm free (Panacur) and we haven't had fleas for approx. 5 years with no flea prevention used. They seem to grow out of the dogs skin, very much attached.
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I suspect that you're seeing the common sebaceous gland tumors - nodular sebaceous hyperplasia, sebaceous epitheliomas, and sebaceous adenomas - common in older dogs. They're usually solitary, firm, elevated, wartlike or cauliflower-like growths that range from a few millimeters to several centimeters in diameter. They occur mostly on the trunk, legs, head, and eyelids in dogs.
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