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My bichon has what one vet calls skin tumors another said

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my bichon has what one vet calls skin tumors another said they are from her liver they are small raised pimples? that when she is groomed they bleeed and then a brown scab is formed. what can i do for her> they dont seem to bother her
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

These are benign skin tumors common in older Bichon's. They do not cause any harm except when , during grooming, they are clipped. Those that are at risk should be removed by your vet because once they start bleeding, it is hard to stop them. They can be removed under a local anesthesia.

If this is not an option, clean these areas and bath sweet Chloe weekly to remove these scabs.
Does that make sense to you?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are these tumors caused by her liver?isnt there some topical medicine i can use?is the best alternative is to let a vet remove them?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please reply
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

It is hard to know if these are caused by the liver without doing a biopsy. There is no topical treatment except perhaps Cryotherapy to treat these. I am still assuming these are benign skin tumors but without a biopsy, we cannot be sure. Surgical removal is still the best and curative.

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Chloe. How is everything going?
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