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My seven-year-old mini poodle has a strange spot that came

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My seven-year-old mini poodle has a strange spot that came up somewhat suddenly on his side. It's near his ribs. Almost all the hair around the spot is gone in a nearly perfect circle. My Best guess is that he pulled it out while fiddling with the spot. I don't know what it is, and I'm a little freaked out. I am planning to take into the vet on Tuesday, but if this is an emergency I want to know so I can get him there sooner. I have photos. It's shiny, pink and raised with something that looks like x-shaped creases in the center.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I would be happy to evaluate some photos for you. Of course, without palpation and cytology (looking at cells under the microscope) I will not be able to definitively diagnose the lesion but can give you an idea of urgency of evaluation CLICK HERE for a link on how to download photos